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5:30 on this wednesday morning. good morning to you. welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm gayle guyardo. >> the top story this morning, the votes are in and the big winners in new hampshire are -- >> because of a huge voter
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won. >> democrats favored senator bernie sanders. on the republican side, donald trump is the big winner. the campaign now moves to south carolina. coming up, how the results could impact the players in the race. are there more victims? that's the question this morning from investigators tracking a st. pete taekwondo instructor accused of molesting kids. andrew kim, he faces three charges linked to inappropriately touching young girls. a new law for dog lovers, governor rick scott is expected to sign padi's law today. you may remember the dog that bit a little boy in the ear. he was set to be euthanized. his owner argued that he was provoked by the boy. the new law will allow more flexibility in the law that decides the fate of dogs that bite humans. it is chilly. and in fact, getting cooler because notice the cloud, they're clearing out. and overnight, when you have
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temperatures to fall and that's what's been happening up in crystal river where you're now down to 34. still some clouds in polk low to mid-40s. and then milder near the coast, 54 in sarasota. yesterday. and like i said, getting cooler. places like crystal river, you're 16 degrees colder. you will notice the difference. especially near the coast. inland areas like polk county, not as strong. and throughout the day, we only hit 58. average. so in weather and traffic on the 8s at 5:38, i will have your wind speed forecast because i expect the wind doss along. >> kite surfing maybe? water. >> keep it at home for now. bridge. and out at beer trail at richard drive, we have a
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and 301 at duncan road, a collision. and over to i-75, southbound just past state road 674, a bunch of debris on the roadway. fhp clearing that. no delays but just be aware. that's a look at weather and traffic. now back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, leslee. right now, there's no end in sight in a traffic mess in pinellas county. we learned the company behind the $23 million project just packed up and left. this roadway has been a pain for drivers for years now. 8 on your side's ryan hughs is live along ulmerton road. and ryan with the company out finished? >> reporter: well, at this point, that's really up in the air. the company working on the construction behind me defaulted mid-january. and now there's a new company onboard. sometime over the summer. >> they're doing some night work. they have one or two crews
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and next week, they'll be bringing in more crews to get the job done by summer hopefully. >> reporter: the company that took over is called prince. it's based in tampa and has hundreds of millions of dollars worth of road projects in florida right now. the company that quit is based in south america. workers were $19 million into the $23 million contract when they just walked off the job, leaving commuters in the lurch. and now the company also walked away from two other road projects in arcadia and north port. this is a live look at a sign that says, this construction was supposed to be done sometime over the spring but perhaps that will have to be changed to say the summer because the florida department of transportation an anticipates that the project will be done over the summer. at this point, we simply have to wait and see. >> you know, when drivers find out, commuters are going to be furious. all right, thanks, ryan. well developing this
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search for a shooter in a deadly rampage inside a tampa strip club. right now, police want to the talk to this guy. he was at the club the night of the shooting and is considered a person of interest. and now they think he might know more about what happened there. >> yeah, news channel 8's adrienne pedersen is tracking the case live from tampa police headquarters this morning. sounds like officers are being careful in how they worder this. >> reporter: oh, that's for sure. good morning gayle and gene. you know, they'll not call this person a suspect. instead, they just want to talk to him. maybe he has more information. so we did print out his picture here. you can see it. it is a little bit grainy, tough to make you the out but they're hoping someone will recognize this guy. at this point, you have probably already seen the video that goes with the story but we have to show you again. it's getting a lot of attention and it's now one of our top clicked stories. you are looking at video from
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this might show the moments that marvin lancaster gets shot and killed. and christopher houston died in the hospital. let's show this person of interest one more time. here it is, it is tough but you can tell that he has a beard. and police believe he was in shooting. so i am in touch with the supervisor here at the tampa police department this morning. and we are trying to get anymore information in terms of or maybe better pictures for you, as soon as i get that, i will pass it along right away. >> it looks like a picture that if you know the guys, you would probably recognize him. we want you to take another look at the man tampa police want to talk to. share the picture on social media to help police solve the case. go to our facebook page and hit share. a stolen piece of artwork is back where it belongs. an employee found the piece in a box outside the center
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inside was the $25,000 glass chihuly sculpture. thankfully it was not damaged. this morning they'll continue to review more than 24 hours of surveillance video from 28 security cameras. happening today, it is ash wednesday. today also marks the start of the 40-day lent period that ends with easter of course. it's the time when many believers give up something like foods or pleasurable activities. there are several events planned for today including a special mass for missionary of mercy. and it's a big day for president barack obama. today he will return to the place where his political career began. the president will travel to springfield, illinois where he served in the state senate for nearly eight years and you may remember it's also the place where he announced his presidential campaign back in 2007. president barack obama is
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less device i politics in -- devicive politics. take a look at this coin, it's the 1794 flowing hair silver dollar. this happens to be the most expensive coin in the world. and this morning, the special silver dollar is in prague. the coin is touring museums and putting coin lovers in a trance. >> she's interested. >> yeah, she is. either that or somebody is like, we're taking this video, look interested. what's the price? last time it was sold was for a record price of $10,016,875. some serious coin right there. >> seriously. you know, she looked like emoji man with the eye popping. >> that's right, because she was surprised at how long the cold snap is lasting. temperatures are falling as we speak actually because of the clouds clearing out. most of us starting in the mid- to upper 40s. 47 around 8:00 a.m. and even as we get more
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at 11:00 a.m. 57 by 2:00. and an afternoon high of 58. that's 15 degrees below average and we cool quickly tonight. and here's the reason why, we this morning. there's a breeze in the air. miles per hour. and watch what happens, this is break. starting to see the winds pick up to 15 miles per hour. up to 20 by 5:00 p.m. but once the winds calm down tonight and the skies are coldest night. after a high of 58, notice we get up to 62 tomorrow. 68 saturday. and looking pretty good on sunday. emoji woman 65 degrees on valentine's day. >> nice to see emoji woman now. blowing kisses. we've got a good drive, gusty on the skyway bridge.
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just use caution, fhp issued a wind advisory crossing it. it should take about six minutes to cross the waterway. and bear trail at richard drive, we have a collision. and also issues going on in hillsborough county, more in the next report. now back to gene and gayle. >> leslee, thank you. a pregnancy revelation this morning. still ahead, what 8% of women did while carrying a baby in 2014 that might really surprise you. >> especially in this day and age. and traffic apps that help us navigate may help the bad guys. we will explain how. first, donald trump and bernie sanders are celebrating big victories in new hampshire. #nhprimary is trending in tampa. what the election results overnight could mean for the
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new hampshire, i want to thank you. we love you. we're going to be back a lot. we're not going to forget you. you started it. remember, you started it. >> that's right, this morning donald trump is celebrating his big win in the republican presidential new hampshire primary. trump had solid numbers with both men and women also first- time voters. and on the democratic side, senator bernie sanders is on top this morning. >> even though new hampshire is till tallying up some vote, the candidates are on social media and already talking about the results. right now, nhprimary is trending here in tampa bay. >> reporter: gayle and gene, good morning. they're all thanking voters and that's despite so many experiencing a disappointing night. right now, florida senator marco rubio is coming in fourth
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bush. and even though they came out in a similar spot, this is considered a step up for bush rubio. and he is blaming himself this performance. let's take a look at what he posted to twitter here. he actually says, our disappointment tonight is not on, it's on me. night. so listen to this, that will never happen again. and he is referring to his debate performance there. and hillary rodham clinton got on social media to congratulate bernie sanders. and the winners aren't boasting much this time around, including trump. he simply tweeted, thank you to the people of new hampshire. i love you. now off to south carolina. and he posted this picture of his family, looks like they're traveling with his him in a private jet there. and senator sanders tweeted out, when we stand together, we win. thank you, new hampshire.
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sharing this image this morning on social media. well, we want to know what you think of the outcome. i am on facebook live right now. you can join the discussion, just head over to my facebook page, it's face boom.c om/wflalindsey. >> and you can follow the morning alerts each day on facebook and twitter. search the #8alert. news channel 8's matt galka has a look at what is on tap for today. matt -- >> reporter: both chambers will have money on their minds as budgets are discussed later on. senators will consider a bill that pushes for 50/50 timesharing of children and a bill that would remove a statute from the place in washington, d.c. will be considered by a house committee. that's what's going on in the capitol, have a great day, everybody. i'm matt galka. >> matt, thank you. and today, we are hearing for the first time from some of
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going on a crime spree in launderer hill. the 81-year-old has 18 stitches on his head. both of his eyes are black and blue, nearly swollen shut. and look at the radio, a -- at this video, a brutal beating. >> suddenly, he came towards me and his hand was behind his back and i didn't know he had anything in his hand and he struck me over the head. >> well the 22-year-old suspect now faces a long list of charges including attemped aggravated assault. he told police he had just watched a movie and wanted to kill evil. well at this hour, there are probably still a lot of people walking the streets of the french quarter in new orleans. big party there. >> yes, the mardi gras party is just coming to an end after thousands of people packed the streets overnight. you are looking at a live web cam from bourbon street where the streets look like they need
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still a few stragglers. >> stumblers. >> they don't even know where they are right now. families lined up early along st. charles avenue to grab a set of beads. float riders threw out beads and trinkets to parade goers. >> so dirty, you can smell it. we have both been to new orleans -- >> it's a good time. >> it has a unique scent. >> true. secret trash and cajun food. in rio, overnight was brazil's biggest party for carnival. and this is what it takes to clean the city after weeks of dancing and drinking. and now the next big event in rio, the summer olympics and you can watch that right here on news channel 8. data from the government shows 8% of women who gave their pregnancy. women in their early 20s it were most likely to smoke while
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women with private insurance were more likely to quit. and percentages varied by region but most reduced smoking as pregnancy progressed. traffic & like waze are gaining in popular among drivers but officials are worried it's doing more harm than good. they can notify when officers are pulling you over for speeding but they can help criminals avoid capture because many are caught during routine traffic stops. >> it the helps people slow down, that's great. but let law enforcement workers do their work. it helps us catch them. >> isn't that what everybody downloads it for? >> law enforcement agencies nationwide have expressed concerns. they worry that police officers could be targeted and attacked because of the app.
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let's turn it over to leigh spann. >> yeah, going to be a chilly one. what a long cold snap. it's going to feel cooler this morning than yesterday. now not windy as yesterday but there's still a breeze, 47 at 8:00 a.m. and the winds get stronger through day, 54 at noon. and a high of only 58 at 3:00 p.m. despite the clear skies. right now the only clear skies are in places like citrus and hernando county. 36 in inverness. notice 45 in bartow. and i checked in with my weather watcher in wendy in brooksville, she's at 46. the winds get stronger throughout the day, up to 10 to 20 knot, seas high at 6 to 10 feet. and a high surf advisory and a small craft advisory as well. we have the north wind helping to clear the skies out now. chilly, breezy, sunny again today. and now overnight, the winds will be lighter which means going to be our coldest night. we are down to 39 before the
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upper 60s by saturday. leslee, how about traffic on the 8s? well, traffic right now, not seeing slow downs. that's nice news. but it's not perfect. south 75 past state road 674 known as college or sun city center, down here, debris in the roadway but nothing that will slow you down. and also a crash u.s. 301 right at duncan road. well. other than that, a great drive on 75. over to the southern end of pinellas county, right near sun that caught fire. and now the fire is out but you still might see some activity out there but no slow downs. and also across the bay area bridge, a good drive. and weeki wachee, bear trail at richard drive, a collision. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, leslee. love is in the air all week here at news channel 8. up next, we will show you why
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plus, a different class assignment. you got to see this. ahead, how students help their teacher come up with the perfect setting to propose. you're watching news channel 8 today. it's 5:50. and check these guys out, love is in the air with them. a couple we want to introduce you to, dorothy and alvin celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary this june. >> love must keep them young. >> they must have marry when had they were toddler, they look great. their daughter judy tells us that they wear matching colors all the time. very nice. congratulations and we love you guys. >> and remember you can submit your love stories through
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valentine's day is this sunday. romantic everywhere are gearing up. groupon looked at the top 10 most romantic cities based on purchases and tampa is in second place. we came in right behind st. louis and just ahead of minneapolis. well an alabama school teacher is happily engaged
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>> and thanks to them, his flair. bill brock's students grew with his girlfriend. when he told them he wanted to make it official, the awes transformed into a helping hand. >> i cut the strips of paper that made the letters. >> why such a big banner? bill is a pilot. he took his girlfriend up in the sky while the students layed out the banner down below. after the shock of the proposal, his girlfriend said yes. >> and the rock. >> especially when she saw the rock. and now he is back in the classroom with the same students. >> and now they'll want to be invited to the wedding. weather and traffic on the 8s is three minutes away.
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and breezy again. but the winds finally relax tonight, and colder at 39. leslee, how about traffic on the 8s? breezy on the skyway bridge, use caution crossing. and i a quick look here, we've got a little bit of debris on the roadway southbound 75 past state road 674. when we come back, we will look
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