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>> in an effort to curb the spread of the zika virus. the city of tampa launched a tire amnesty. >> tires make the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. so instead of having those tires sit on their property, we'd like to offer them a chance for free disposal. >> reporter: from now until next saturday, residents will be able to drop off up to eight tires at the mckay bay waste energy facility with the utility bill and a matching i. d. >> we want to be proactive. we don't want to wait for the concerns to magnify or get out of control. so this is our answer to help reduce the spread of the virus. >> this kind of mosquito they like to go to something that is from the waist down.
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>> reporter: this week, hillsboro county officials placed 65 traps across the area in an effort to catch those bloodsuckers. the type of mosquito that carries the zika virus is it very common in florida, but so far, none of the bugs collected have tested positive for the virus. both city and county officials want to keep it that way. in tampa, i'm mary mcguire, newschannel 8. a new zika virus hot line has been announced if you have questions. the number is right there on your screen. we've also put that number onlane for you at wfla.com. a south carolina showdown tonight. coming up, the remaining republican presidential hopefuls get ready for the final debate before the first in the souse primary. >> also -- in the south primary. >> we're also 24 hours away from the python challenge in florida. we'll tell you how many have
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>> ooh, wow, big snakes. lots going on around tampa bay. i'll let you know what the weather forecast is coming up
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. >> le six remaining republican presidential candidates will face off tonight before the final primary in south carolina. the latest poll by opinion savvy has donald item weapon a commanding 36%. senator ted cruz has 19%, marco rubio 15% and governor jeb bush has 11%. that debate, by the way, starts at 9:00 eastern time. the state hunt for the burmese python ends tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. sunday night. as of friday, 102 pythons have
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began january 16th. all of the snakes captured have been killed and turned over to researchers to find clues to help control the python population. a love story you have to see and hear on this valentine's day eve. coming up, we'll introduce you to a couple who found each other. doesn't make sense, does it? we'll tell what you it's all about. those stories plus your storm team 8 forecast and sports with dan lucas coming up on newschannel 8, the station
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justice is not jest a
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. >> on this valentine's day eve, we have a love story that we have to share with you. ever met someone and feel like
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life in adrian petterson introduces us to someone with an entirely new meaning. >> reporter: amy and justin connected the way a lot of 21st century couples do. >> he reached out and reached out twice. [ laughter ] then that was really history. that was it. >> reporter: they found each other through match.com, or so they thought. >> it was so intense. it was like i felt like i was talking to someone i felt like i have known my whole life. >> reporter: a lot of people say that, but this modern day romance is different. >> he goes, oh, i've always liked your name because believe it or not, my first crush was back in pre-school named amy. he pointed out a scar above his eye and said did i ever tell you about how i got this scar? he told me about falling off the monkey bars when he said his favorite words good ole sunshine pre-school.
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amy justin had his first crush on. their parents dug up an old pre-school picture and sure enough, they are sitting next to each other. their story is inspiring so many people, they even got engaged on national tv. >> marry me! >> oh, gosh, i'm going to cry, too. [ cheers and applause ] >> the positive feedback from all over the world. like, japan, australia. it's been amazing. >> it really is like a fairy tale. i woke up the day i met him and started a fairy tale that i had no idea was about to unfold before my eyes. it is something out of a book, but i've never seen this kind of story in a book. >> reporter: they hope their story inspires others to try love and even try online dating. in fact, she calls people hopeful romantics instead of hopeless romantics. the couple plans to marry in
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i'm adrian petterson, newschannel 8. >> that is a pretty cool story. a lot of restaurants are offering specials for valentine's day, too. at wfla.com, we have posted many of the dinner specials for you. we also have information on special offerings for things to do with your valentine and even your pet valentine. we have deals nor that, too. you'll find it in our don't miss it section. here's a live view right now from st. pete beach. we have simple twilight, the time between when the sun sets and it is completely dark. it is gorgeous outside. temperatures are in the upper 50s to around 60. a tad warmer in sebring. heading north it is cold. 12 degrees in new york city. 9 degrees in boston. 9 in minneapolis.
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like 8 below zero right now in new york city. it's frigid. can you imagine 8 below zero? here we are looking at temperatures in the 60s and sometimes making it a little chilly. monday 75. temperatures lingering right around the lower 70s. so the cold air to the north is not really going to make it down here to the bay area. 68 degrees will be the coldest temperature we'll have over the next eight days. by next weekend, we're looking at high temperatures in the upper 70s, approaching 80 degrees. satellite and radar picture. it is working, just nothing to show there. we have clear skies all across the bay area. looking to the north and looking all around us, can't find a rain drop anywhere in the southeast. what does that mean? it means nice weather for the next 24 to 36 hours. as we head into tomorrow
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by tomorrow afternoon, partly cloudy skies remaining dry throughout the day. if i are traveling to northeastern georgia over the carolinas, sleet, freezing rain or snow, disruptive weather monday morning. still quiet here in the bay area moving into monday afternoon. still pretty quiet. monday night into tuesday morning, we'll see showers and storms rumble through our area. if you are running out to the night parade this evening, you have a little bit of time, but you might want to hurry. we have clear and cool conditions. a jacket would be a good idea. tomorrow morning it will be a sunny sunday morning. temperatures around 45 degrees. so 40s all over tampa bay. heading north will actually be
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hernando county, so a chilly start to the day. tomorrow is a day of love and valentine's day, we are looking at a high of 68 degrees, sunshine and a nice day for all of the lovers out there. president's day monday, 75 degrees. rain moves in late monday night. check that out, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine for the rest of the week. >> we're okay with that. >> i think that's good. >> we have one day of rain, the grass is happy and everybody's happy. coming up next in sports, the lightning capped an amazing comeback friday night, but where are they in today's nhl standings. we'll tell about you that. it is time for the engines to hit full speed in daytona. tonight's nascar race kicks off speed week. >> plus, here's what you'll see monday morning on newschannel 8 today. >> watching every move you make. i'm gale, and i'll tell you why dash cams are becoming more and
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>> reporter: don't forget to wake up with weather and traffic on the eights on newschannel 8 today.
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by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates,
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hockey day in tampa bay never felt better than a come- from-behind win the previous night against the national predators. the lightning had a temporary hold on third place in the atlantic division. they are back at home buzz the boston bruins won this afternoon and will leap past them. this is why bolts fans are screaming to keep steven in a lightning uniform. they had ben bishop pulled and needed a miracle down at goal. that blast was 26.6 seconds on the clock sent us to overtime tied at 3. victor headman lays the perfect pass off the boards.
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comeback, complete! >> we've had a little practice with the goalie pole. we'd only scored once all year on it. unfortunately, we were down by two when we did score. it was nice when we were down about i one. i think he broke that one that went off the cross bar. you can see he was feeling it and put it right where he needed it. >> reporter: now, tomorrow we kick off speed week with front row qualifying at the daytona 500 tonight we get the competitive juices flowing for the biggest names in nascar. 25 drivers line up for the sprint unlimited, which really is a split. 75 laps split into two segments. on friday, three cars cracked 195 miles per hour, including defending daytona 500 champ joey laganno.
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the last two years have been career see sans for me. we've had two championship seasons without a sophie. so we have a lot of confidence. we've been right on that edge and arguably, you know, with the most wins last year, we should have been there. >> and brian vickers will drive the 14 car in place of tony stewart following an all terrain vehicle accident less than two weeks ago. vickers says he knows how stewart feels because he missed a ton of time with blood clots last year. >> you know, it's unfortunate that this ised car i'm in because that means tony's not here, and i have a tremendous amount of respect for tony. i can understand what he it's going through. it's as hard on these guys than anyone. i'm honored to keep the seat warm until he gets back. >> about a half hour from now
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kick off the pre-season sun coast and it's dc united against ml west. >> i'm glad you said that. we needed to talk about football. >> footy.
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how's the rest of the night looking? >> look going. this evening we have temperatures in the 50s with clear skies. overnight we see temperatures dropping into the 40s. so by tomorrow morning, we're looking at a temperature around 45 degrees. tomorrow afternoon we'll rebound by the upper 60s but a good deal of sunshine. so for valentine's day it will be a lovely one. >> thank you very much. finally tonight, hundreds of crazed and barely dressed runners put the hill alert in charity in st. petersburg.
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last year raised more than $3.5 million for neurofybromatosis. undies weren couraged, however, some runners chose to be a little bit more modest. there you have it. >> no comment. >> thank you for joining us. >> insert your own comment wherever you want to see you at 11:00. on this saturday night, breaking news. antonin scalia, the longest serving justice on the u.s. supreme court is dead. he was the court's most influential conservative. tonight, we look back at his life and his legacy. deadly weather. dozens of vehicles crash in a massive pileup in pennsylvania. a large part of the country endures extreme life-threatening cold. the showdown. tonight, republicans debate. a make or break moment for some of the six remaining candidates.

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