tv News Ch8 Weekend Morning WFLA February 13, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
good morning, i'm adrian peterson. thank you so much for joining us this saturday. we'll get to our top story in a minute, but let's check why your forecast with brian bennett. looking like a nice weekend. >> it's going to look like a nice one adrian. cooler than yesterday, but all in all, it looks like a nice saturday. cool outside, 44 degrees right now in tampa. 42 in lakeland and 48 degrees in st. petersburg. being warmed by the bay and gulf waters.
a little low visibility right now especially in plant city and lakeland. lakeland, you have point three mile visibility. keep that in mind you may have fog this morning. satellite and radar showing fog or a few low clouds. other than that, a nice morning and dry. this morning, a few clouds. temperatures will be in the 40s to lower 50s. this afternoon, 67 degrees. yesterday, we're right around 71. about 4 degrees cooler today, but a good deal of sunshine, so a pretty nice forecast for this time and february much too shabby, adrienne. a deadly wrong-way crash kills two people. it's a trend this season. the family is demanding a change. let's look
thompson was going north on i-275 south and hit eugene fisher nearly head on. >> they're both unconscious. >> yes, i have a pulse on one of them. >> in the end, unfortunately both men died. fisher's family wants change now. more signs installs, detectors. fdot said they're working on it with arrows and warning drivers where not to go. >> this destroyed so many families. there's going to be something they can do. >> right now, fdot has some sensors that alert drivers they're going the right wrong way. that's a story we'll stay on top for you. st. petersburg police are searching for these people. they believe they're involved in a spree of car burglars in the yacht club neighborhood. the
you should be on the look out for a toyota camry with the tag number u333ty. please call police right away if you think you've seen them. a couple of bold thieves caught on camera stealing a truck off a car lot. we have to show you this video. it happened out of sarasota ford dealership on us 301. you can see in this surveillance video, two crooks load up the $75,000 white ford pickup on a flat bed then casually drive off. anybody with information should call the sarasota police right away. it's 6:03 this saturday, and it's your vote. trump supporters are waking up on a high. 11,000 supporters gathered to hear him speak at the south florida south dome.
>> bush is a total stiff. >> trump stirred up protestors. should shouted dump trump and others got escorted back outside. a meeting almost a thousand years in the meeting. castro greeting pope francis in cuba. a delegation is set to arrive to discuss the possibility of lifting the embargo. news channel 8 jeff paterson is the only reporter this week. >> it's an incredible time to be here in cuba. the pope just arrived here in havana to meet the head of the russian orthodox church. it's the first time since the leaders of the two churches sat down together. that's not 10:54 p.m., i'm talking since 1054 ad. ron castro was on the tarmac to greet the pope as he arrived here in havana. pope francis
restoring us and cuban diplomatic relations. i'm the only bay area reporter to cover it. councilwoman castro wants to see what diplomatic changes it's having on the average cuban. >> we wouldn't to see what's happening with private business there in the small business sector, and then we're going to talk about travel, and trade, and internet expansion and human rights. >> we're going to be meeting, for example, with an entrepreneur who has a small business that helps restore those historic cars that you see from the 940s and 50s -- from the 1940s and the 50s. >> the people you see is one of the -- the u.s. delegation will see when they arrive in havana cuba. i'm jeff paterson, news channel 8.
8 on your side is the only embargo trip. jeff will continue his vacation through the weekend and into next week. tune in for that. the pope begins his trip in mexico. security has ramped up for the pope's visit. city workers worked for hours sweeping the trees and clearing areas for when he arrived. a tarmac square. it happened at logan international airport in boston. the plane was parked at the gate. all the passengers were onboard when suddenly the plane shook. we talked to travelers after they got back to tampa. >> there was a big bang and a joelt. the plane went up and came back down. i was sitting in the front row. and the pilot said i think we collapsed a
no, somebody hit us. >> that would wake you up. the driver of the van forgot to put it in park before he got out. he did get hurt while trying to stop it. nobody else was injured. trouble in the skies for a legion passengers flying from the bay area to nevada. some kind of electrical smell filled the cabin after taking off from st. pete. the pilot made an emergency in alabama. passengers made it to omaha six hours later. we're glad they're okay. ladies and gentlemen, valentine's day is tomorrow. this is your reminder. if you're a procrastinator, don't worry, you can get gifts for your loved one. it might not be a lot. it will be -- people scramble to pick up a sweet gift for their sweetie. mary mcguire
flowers of tampa bay. jenny, the holiday means big business, and i can see you're surrounded by it. there's a heart behind your head. i love it. >>reporter: i know, i know. i feel like so many people i talk with say they absolutely hate valentine's day, but walking into jenny's and seeing the hearts, the flowers, and teddy bears. you feel that loving feeling, but this holiday is big business for shops like jenny's. the average person spends close to $146 on everything from flowers to chocolate and of course jewelry, which would be lovely to get. when it comes to the top gift, 50% of consumers plan on buying chocolate. spending $1.7 billion. chocolate tea air located on channel side drive is expected to get busy today. there, you can get everything from chocolate dipped pretzels to chocolate covered strawberries.
i know that's hard, but don't wait until the last minute. come sunday, when the strawberries are gone, they're gone. >> good advice for everyone out there. in addition to candy, 19% of valentine's lovers will head out to a flower shop like jenny's and for all those last minute shoppers, jenny is expected to be open until 6:00 tonight or until all the flowers run out. they'll stay open a little bit later for the people that might stragle in at the last night. and as for their most popular items, of course, it is the red rose. adrienne. getting creative can be fun too. people can stop in today even if they didn't place a pre-order? >> yes, they can. there's a ton of bouquets that people can pick up. i agree with you.
always have to go with the traditional red rose. you can spice things up this year. >> everybody at home, mary mcguire loves daisies. live in tampa for us. technology can help the pros crassnateers. coming up, we'll show you how some smartphone apps can make you look smart and romantic. it's 6:10. you're looking live over downtown tampa. we'll
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the air this week. and news channel 8 wants to help you have a great valentine's day. lindsay mass shows us how some smartphone apps can help you spark your love life, but lindsay, it doesn't sound too romantic. >>reporter: cell phones are anything but romantic, but there's apps designed to help you and the love of your life keep the passion alive. from ideas for dates to playful games like truth or dare, there are all kinds of apps couples can play together. kelly schafer and -- they use an app called "desire." >> i can send him a dare and get home and completely forget about it, and then he remembers at home, and i walk in the door, and bam. >> come this summer, when schafer goes on tour with his extreme metal band, they plan to
>> it's a great opportunity to let her know i'm thinking about her in a 21st century kind of way. >> she encourages -- some love apps can help relationships. >> it's like a hey, i'm thinking about it you through the day. it's important to get that message across. we don't do that enough. we assume they should know. >> the couple app figures a virtual thumb kiss. it works when the lovers touch the same part of their screen at the same time. >> it was nice. >> other apps quiz couples or features challenges. >> everyday the points add up. if he fails the challenge, he doesn't get the point. >> who has the most points? >> i do because i won last night. >> other apps can help you and the love of your life connect. there's skype and facebook video.
8 is on your side for the -- as we get ready for the gas spa little low -- josh benson found out that organizers are focused on giving back to the community. soon you'll be crossing the finish line in the gasparillo races, but suzanne says as the 30,000 winners finish, support for three charities will start up again. the boys and girls club of tampa bay, friends of tampa recreation and big brothers and sisters of tampa bay. >> we want to impact the youth across tampa bay. >> they have raising $4.5 million since the races began in 1978 with the tampa girl's club and the races raised $75,000 last year, $311,000. it's a win-win for the community.
our families can do it together which is what we want. >> the funds ensure that the programs continue to thrive. >> it's ensuring we're in the communities that need us most providing opportunities for great futures to our kids so we use it for our daily operations. >> this event is heavy on logistics and the teen involved is passionate and says they have this system down. >> we know what it takes and we know what january and february looks like and everyone rises to the occasion. they may pass out the day after, but we know what to make this to make sure tampa is proud. we're looking at a descent weekend in store. today, we'll have just a little cloud or two. maybe a little bit of inland fog this morning. later this afternoon, a good deal of sunshine topping out in the upper 60s. yesterday, we were around 70 or 71.
degrees cooler than today, but feeling nice. tomorrow, big hearts floating through the sky. maybe not for everybody. tomorrow is valentine's day. lovely afternoon. high temperature right around 67 degrees. we're looking at the coldest season through out the day and nighttime hours. right now we're 23 degrees in washington dc. 31 below freezing right now atlanta. some of that cool air is going to filler our way. 44 tonight. cold air wrapping around that area of high pressure, but fortunately that's all it is. it's cold air. no precipitation.
to go quite a distance to get a job all the way to portland oregon. my brother flew back from miami and didn't encounter a shower until he got back home. so he was sad to leave the sunshine state. weekend, we're going to leave up to our name to the sunshine state with a fair amount of that sun. there's the front coming through. we're going to see temperatures dropping into the 40s tonight. so a little cooler but tomorrow night. so this morning, 54 degrees. a few cloud floating around early in the day. winds will be blowing around 5 miles-per-hour. not a big deal. this afternoon, a good deal of sunshine. a little breezy. temperatures will be in the upper 6 #0 0s. 67 in tampa. st. petersburg, you're in the middle 6 #0 0s. inland, around 70 degrees. for the most part, actually nice looking week end. lots of sunshine tomorrow as well. some good snuggling weather by
warmup to 74 on monday. above average. rain moves in late monday and lingers into monday night and tuesday morning. it's really the nighttime hours that we'll see the majority of the rain during the daytime kind of dry. >> it's nice to see it warmup a little bit. yesterday, it seemed like everybody came out the woodwork, jogging and biking. >> everybody. i was at -- what's that park, circle b park, and man, there's a lot of people taking pictures. >> enjoying it. >> i was too hanging out with the alligators. >> at a safe distance. thanks, brian. >> i'm always safe. there's a -- the lightning got a late start that their weekend working overtime against
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wondering whether -- meanwhile the lightning are -- the visitoring predators 8th the visitors 8th in the west. mike fisher goes through the legs of victor headman over the blocker of ben bishop. 1-0 nashville. back on the bolts in the second. jt brown gets a rebound in that mess of humanity. his fourth goal ties it. less than two minutes later. nesteral. he tries to find the puck but it -- but puts it through his own legs. the predators draw even in the third though. then retake the lead. philip does the damage. bolts down 3-2. same score, final minute . closing time and stephen stamkos says i'll have one more shot. stamkos ties it with 27 seconds left. we're going into overtime. in the extra period, headman shift to
with the game winner. tampa bay takes it 4-3. climbing back into second place in the atlantic division. courtney williams has a soft spot for cincinnati even if she's too young to watch wkrp. she scored her 2,000 point earlier this month. last night her bowl visited ohio. jose and company wearing pink to support the play for k initiative. and williams came to play, flashing in a edge. maria gets in on the phone. yeah, brother, i do. hooping the harm harm, usf up double digits. later, more from courtney williams. she's in the state of ohio and the cleveland browns, 17 first half points. 22 in all. bulls up 28-27 at the half.
and she likes number three. south florida goes onto beat cincinnati. the bulls have a big one on monday taking on 12th ranked louisville. that's it for sports. i'm paul ryan. okay. thank you, paul. the united states is working to normalize type was cuba. coming up in our next half hour, when us officials plans to restart a deal that allows you
good morning tampa bay. you're getting a live look at downtown tampa right now. it is set to be a gorgeous weekend. i'm adrienne paterson. thank you for joining us. it's time to check with storm meteorologist brian bennett for the latest on your forecast. brian, seems so up and down lately. chilly, then nice and warm. >> yeah, it kind of gives you the dry heat from the weather. today is going to be down and up on monday. right now, we're 60 degrees in tampa. 62 in st. petersburg and the winds are light. when the winds are light, it allows the air to settle and right now the air is settling down into bartow and that's why it's cool. 48 degrees in bartow. 45 in zephryhills. when the air
that's why we have -- fog not an issue elsewhere. satellite and radar pictures showing a few little clouds, maybe a little fog here and there, but no rain to speak of. this morning, just a few clouds and temperatures right around 54 degrees this afternoon. good deal of sunshine, like adrienne said, it's going to be a gorgeous day, and breezy today and temperatures running 4 degrees cooler than they did yesterday. so a tad cooler today, but really for february, upper 60s sunshine and nice looking day. >> thank you, brian. new this morning, st. petersburg fire rescue is trying to figure out what sparked a home on north martin luther king avenue. we know nobody was hurt, and the red cross is helping the family. as soon as we get more details on this know. we know a pinellas county
prison for pleading guilty to hate crimes. he threatened two mosque. he threatened to fire bomb the mosque and shoot worshipers. he told investigators he called the threat in november because he was angry about the terror attacks in paris. a scandal involving the polk county superintendent pushes her resignation and the school board voted to accept. a lot of people talking about this. superintendent catherine laroy will get 20 weeks of severance pay. the board accepted her resignation on allegations that he made inappropriate chances to an employee. a flight to cuba could become a reality. us officials say the united states and cuba will sign an agreement on tuesday to restart air traffic to island. the deal will allow
dozens of flights to cuba each day. there's been no commercial traffic to cuba since 1959. to a health alert you need to know about. we're staying on top of the zika virus updates for you. there are two new cases in florida. the state wide total is now up to 20. none of them, however, involved pregnant women. three of those 20 cases are here in the tampa bay area. all of them in hillsboro county. governor rick scout announced a new zika virus hotline if you have questions. it's on your screen. you might want to grab a screen, 855-622-6735. we also put this number for you on wfla.com. this morning, we're learning more about the damage a cruise ship suffered. high winds hit
the coast guard is inspecting ship to figure out when it might be able to go on another trip. a florida treasure hunter celebrating after winning a pretty controversial dispute. the treasure hunter discovered these jewelry from a sunken spanish ship 400 years old off the coast of panama. federal officials agreed that porter is the rightful owner. for months though, panama argued that porter should not get to keep the items. it's 6:35 and whether you're treating yourself or a loved one, flower shops across the bay area are expected to be packed with last minute lovers picking up a bouquet for their sweetheart. jerry mcguire is joining us -- mary mcguire is joining us from jenny's flowers. i take it that roses are the most popular.
correctly. good morning to you adrienne. these flowers are gorgeous at jenny's. i wish you could smell them. they smell divine and the colored roses have a big significance and red is the color of passion and love. that is definitely the biggest seller on valentine's day. now, traditionally valentine's day has been the number one holiday for florist beating out christmas and easter. men buy flowers for romantic reasons and mothers buy them for their mothers and kids holidays. 250 million roses are produced every year for valentine's day. i was looking over statistics about valentine's day this morning, and i was surprised to find out that a lot of americans want to americans spend 681 million buying treats for their dog and cats on
certainly love the holiday. we all love the holiday. jenny's will be open until 6:00 tonight. you can pick up a bouquet and trust me, even if your girlfriend said no, it's okay. we don't have to celebrate valentine's day this year, trust me, save yourself the trouble, shell out 20 bucks and get a little valentine's day gift. you'll save yourself a lot of trouble. >> exactly, mary. been there before and learned my lesson. what are you getting your dog? >> oh, scooby. everyday is valentine's day with scooby. i did go out and -- and dogs. >> and i'm definitely one of them. i got him actually a heart-shaped rod hod. >> mary mcguire live for us in tampa.
bay area hospital patients. and news channel 8 was lucky to be able to apart of it. >> not only did they receive gift baskets full of toys and books and puzzles, but a football coach soon to be in the hall of fame delivered the baskets. tony dungy and his wife lauren handed them out at children's hospital. the campaign is designed to brighten the spirits of children who were in the hospital. >> we know what it's like to be parents, to be there for a couple of weeks and to be a kid coupe up, so to bring books and puzzles and toys that just make the stay nicer, it's something my wife and i look forward to doing. >> people put together the baskets in california during the superbowl. 30 hospitals across the country participated. so nice to see, and they're always doing service. they help out a lot. >> busy folks as if winning superbowl wasn't enough.
>> such a great fam. you got this bird did not get married because birds do elegant they look. >> are you saying i look like a >> no. but you looked elegant and look at the bird, he's like look at me. >> we'll talk about this, brian. >> apparently after the show. >> look at the green eye shadow. a cool picture sent from lakeland. if you like to send in a picture of a bird that doesn't look like a wedding dress. i'll have your forecast after the break. here's what you'll see on monday morning on news channel 8 today. >> watching every move you make. i'm gayle guyardo and i'm telling you why dash cameras are becoming more and more popular.
welcome back. so here in america, we aren't living as long as others in other other countries and smiles are contagious and there's proof. this is your saturday morning checkup. >> high end countries are out living us. experts blame injuries. the new study shows american women and men live two years less in other countries because of guns, drug overdoses and car accidents. have you given up on your new year's resolution just yet? well, it might not really be your fault.
are programmed to focus on past rewards, which makes it difficult for us to break those bad habits. according to researchers, our brains flush with feel-good chemicals when we think about happy images from the past, smells or even sounds. we've heard that smiles are contagious, right. but now there's actually research on this theory. experts believes it takes a split second to know when it's time to laugh or even cry with others. this study found people have an instinct for copping others faces without knowing it. this triggers the brain to feel similar emotions. it's almost valentine's day. instead of sending roses to your sweetheart. think outside of the box, that's chocolates. we have five ways to share love. >>reporter: valentine's day is
sharing love in a broader way can make someone's day. >> bring doughnuts to work. bring chicken biscuits to work. bring anything to work that will make people feel good because we have been there when we didn't have something special. it's nice to share the love. >> patricia welcomes sharing good gossip. >> i love saying good things about people behind their backs and somehow it always gets to them, and it's -- other people knows you're a good person. it makes your heart feels good and it honors the other person. >> don't forget the power of the flower. >> go to one of the side people on the road -- buy the whole bucket. they love that. and then randomly give those to people. i don't care if it's the valet person parking your car at work or a neighborhood kid. stop and give it to them and watch their face shine. >> rossy says snail mail works well this time of year too.
just a line, stacie, you're wonder. i always have fun with you. sign your name or don't. i love the way you sparkle or shine. >> rossy suggest this is a great week for random acts of kindness like paying it forward in the drive-thru. pay for the person behind you and who knows, it might be contagious. back to you guys. well, lots of sparkling and shining this weekend. we're looking at nice weather. and a fair amount of sunshine and a cloud or two this morning. that's it. otherwise, a good looking day. upper 60s. a good boating day. weather is not a concern today as far as boating goes. winds will be light. tomorrow, valentine's day, a lovely afternoon. up per 60s. yesterday, we were around 71. a tad cooler today, but i think it will feel nice. right now, temperatures have been around
which is a lot warmer than folks up north. check this out, it's going to be the coldest days and nights for the mid-atlantic states and the northeast so far this season. right now, below freezing in atlanta. and up in minneapolis. they'll be lucky if they can reach zero degrees today and new york city and dc right now at 23. so frigid weather up to our north. that's courtesy of the high pressure system that's come out of canada, bringing us that cold we're looking at dry weather, despite all the changes in the weather, in fact portland oregon. so what does that mean for us? it means dry weather. obviously a nice dry, weekend in store. here's the front that brought the cold weather to the north. and this front is coming through how town right now, and guess what, it's going to drop our temperature by about 4 degrees. so yeah, huge drop here. i'm kidding, of course. 60s.
weather and that's the reason we live in florida so we don't have to shovel that snow and deal with temperatures around zero. this morning, some clouds to start the day. maybe a little low fog, but for the most part, a good looking morning. again, that little front moving through which is the reason we'll be a few degrees cooler. temperatures starting off in the middle 50s. this afternoon, a good deal of sunshine. a nice looking day. a little breezy with wind out of the north at 10 to 15 knots per hour. 67 in tampa today. 66 in st. petersburg and same in sarasota and into brandon and plant city and lakeland and temperatures will be in the upper 60s. for the most part, a nice looking day today. good looking day tomorrow as well. it will be a little chilly tomorrow morning with temperatures in the middle 40s. and then heading into monday evening, monday night especially, and tuesday morning, we'll have some rain moving through.
or severe, but none the less, the rain will move through monday night and move out tuesday afternoon. and then sunshine and then temperatures start to rebound and maybe some pre-season hints of spring to come as temperatures approach upper 70s, near 80 degrees next weekend. >> in ten minutes, we'll facebook live so we can show you what goes on behind the scenes. brian makes a lot of shows. we'll be live. >> since we're on -- since we're on facebook we can see -- >> i'll be editing. i'm censoring it. i'm steering this trip. we're seeing -- there's so many social media sites, but what about my space. remember that? we'll reveal which company bought the networking site and has access to all of
from futuristic technology from virtual reality to news of the throw back my space. there's a lot going on in tech and social media. lindsay mastis is tracking it all. good morning, lindsay. >>reporter: hello. we start with huge news. instagram users rejoins because we switch from account to account without logging out. this is great news for those of us with more than one and if you only one instagram account, maybe you can make one for food or sunsets or one for selfies. the future is now. speaking of the future, we have been talking about goggles
getting solid information. goggle is creating a new headset made specifically for smartphones and this time it's going to be made out of plastic, not cardboard. g mail is stepping up efforts to protect your e-mail. you need to know what to look for. before you send, look for a broken lock symbol. this means that you're about to send a message to someone with e-mail that doesn't support encryption. look for it means that goggle -- let's talk about my the social network is around, surprise, surprise. and it just got bought how bit time incorporated. what would a magazine want with a social network that nobody uses.
try to delete your account, but if you're like me, you probably forgot your password 8 years ago. i have to ask, did you have a my space? >> lindsay, i did and i just it. so maybe i deleted it, and i couldn't find brian's either. it's time for our favorite cuddling manatees. keeping warm in the chilly florida weather. i love it. lowe's presents: how to plan for the future. happy valentine's day. happy birthday. sorry i forgot our anniversary. happy mother's day. now get this 1.5-pint orchid for only $9.98,
welcome back. now to our favorite story of the week. this is the best part of the cold weather in florida. you're looking at hundreds of manatees in crystal river. 300 to 500 manatees huddled to stay close in three sister spring and more than 1,000 manatees are in the larger area of kings bay, crystal river, and houma river. ahead, a news channel 8 crew is in cuba as officials discuss lifting the embargo. we'll have a report from havana in a few minutes.
our presidents day sale is happening now. from classic to contemporary, havertys. good morning. i'm adrienne paterson. thank you for joining us this saturday. we'll get to the news in a minute, but let's start by checking on your forecast with storm meteorologist brian bennett. brian, shaping up to be a nice weekend. >> it's going to be a nice went, adrienne. lots of sunshine. tomorrow, lots of sunshine and today we're work aking up to a weak front. that front is going to temperatures. yesterday, we were around 70. today, we're