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mom? your dad won't call an exterminator... can i call you back, mom? he says it's personal this time... if you're a mom, you call at the worst time. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. r it's what you do. where are you?r it's very loud there. are you taking at zumba class? 3 ((jen all night long, it's been too close to call for democrats in the iowa caucuses... new this hour... it appears we finally have a winner. 3 ((vanessa and... the hard rock is ready to go "all in"... and expand *big time. but is the state ready to roll the dice on *their part of the deal. 20-thousand jobs could be at stake. 3 ((jen and... it's foggy out there this morning... it could make for a tricky commute... keep your low- beams on... and go carefully. 3 3 ((vanessa)) 3 its now 5:__ thanks
3 3 3 (vanessa) all eyes on iowa this morning... where we're still waiting for the *official results for the democrats, on the caucuses. (jen) all night long, it's been too close to call, between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. but this morning, the iowa state democratic party is calling it for hillary. 3 (jen sanders calls it "a virtual tie"... but clinton's spokesman told reporters: they "believe strongly" that they won. right now: hillary has at least 22-delegates to the party's national convention, compared to sanders' 21... and there's still one to be decided. but for clinton, there's really only one thing that matters. 3 (sot)"when it's all said and done, we have to be united against a republican vision and candidate that will drive us apart and divide us."(sot)"given the enormous crises facing our country, it is just too late for establishment politics, and
3 3 (vanessa) for the close too... especially between the top three... but the winner was clear-cut. iowa chose: ted cruz. 3 (vanessa cruz won 28- percent of the vote... compared to 24-percent for donald trump... and following closely behind: florida senator marco rubio. he finished just one-percent behind trump. some are now calling this a three-horse race for the republicans. that's because no one else even came close. ben carson placed fourth, with just nine-percent. so how did trump feel: as the runner-up this time? 3 (sot)"we finished second and i want to tell you something, i am just honored. i am really honored." 3 "the people of this great state event sent a very clear message. after 7 years of barack obama, we are not
country back." 3 3 (vanessa 3 and following last night's results... the competition has narrowed, just a little bit. at least one candidate has now ended their campaign, from each side. republican "mike huckabee" announced his run was over... and democrat "martin o'malley" also ended his campaign last made much of an impact in the 3 (vanessa fox-13 political editor craig patrick is *in iowa, tracking the candidates in both parties. we'll check in live with him, throughout the morning, starting at six. 3 (jen) everyone may be talking about iowa this morning, but the presidential election is actually already underway in *florida, too. 3 presidential primary, which will be held in march, are in
who live overseas, including many members of the military. state law requires election supervisors to send-out overseas ballots 45-days before an election. then, next week, mail-in ballots will be sent to the *rest of the voters, who requested them... and many have. 3 "we have a great response to vote by mail, its a convenient way to vote, we send it to your house, you fill it out in the comfort of your own home, take time to research on your computer and then seal it sign it and then we sign the return it and we pay the postage." 3 --jen or... you can go stand in line, and vote. mark your calendar... florida's presidential primary is march 15th. 3 3 new this morning: plant city police are investigating a homicide. just before 8:30 they received a 9-1-1 call about a fight between two people on baker street. when they got to the scene, they found 31-year-old "jose cazares" with what they are describing as upper body trauma he was taken to the hospital
active investigation, anyone with information is asked to call the plant city police department. 3 also new this morning: tampa police are investigating a deadly crash. it happened on martin luther king boulevard just east of albany avenue north. the crash involved two cars and a motorcycle. the motorcyclist died at the scene. all lanes of martin luther king boulevard are shut down as police investigate. i'm keeping a close eye on the situation and will let you know when the road reopens. 3 3 (jen here's something you never want to see: the bomb squad showing up at your neighbor's house.. but what's *really unnerving, is what they found *inside the home on north lincoln avenue, near "al lopez park" in tampa. 3 (jen) "michael ramos" was reported to authorities by his former employer, who had been in ramos' home and saw the bombs. and fox-13's evan axelbank tells us: in the federal complaint, ramos says he never intended to hurt anyone, but he made the bombs because, quote, "you never know if you might need them." 3 michael ramos' facebook page makes clear he is armed and ready. it makes clear he believes an armed militia should regulate the government when they get out of control. yet, he did not
reaction is very shocked, honestly. that guy is a very nice guy."ramos was turned in on saturday by his former employer, ken o'neill, of patriot armor, a seller of ballistic plates. an affidavidt says o'neill saw at least four pipe bombs in ramos' home two weeks earlier, and that ramos told him he made them with products from the internet and home depot. he allegedly said, if "it hits the fan, you never know if you might need it.""had one of them gone off, anybody within a fifty foot radius would have either been seriously hurt or killed."during a recorded phone call with o'neill on sunday, ramos promised he would get rid of the bombs. but monday, federal agents raided the home and found eight live pvc pipe bombs and assortment of grenades, tear gas, and ammunition."we really appreciate the fact that someone from the public took the time to call, and alert us that somebody was in possession of pipe bombs." after the raid, ramos' girlfriend came to the house to gather belongings,"will you just tell us why he had the bombs?"she had no comment. after being arrested, ramos told agents he had no intention of hurting anyone, that they were for preparedness and protective reasons. yet, the affidavidt also says ramos added birdshot to the bombs and admitted it o'neill the bombs could potentially kill his neighbors. "it's very nice guy, i don't know their private life, you know what i mean? for me???"
(vanessa still no sign this morning of two teenagers, who escaped from juvenile detention in hillsborough county. investigators say: 18-year-old anthony bays, and 17-year-old anthony cook, cut a hole in the chain-link fence, and crawled through it during a recreation period sunday morning. both were serving time for grand theft auto. 3 (vanessa) now the tampa bay times is reporting that the private company that oversees security at the facility, has suspended four employees without pay, over the incident. and there's allegedly some concern at the department of justice about the hour-long delay between the time guards discovered the teenagers were missing, and when they reported the incident to law enforcement. 3 3 a spring hill woman is under arrest this morning for a misuse of the 9-1-1 system. 3 deputies were called out to a home on everett avenue just after 2 monday morning. when they met paramedics on scene they were told the homeowner had called them 6 times since thursday,
when they determined "carolee hammond" had nothing wrong with her, they told her misuse of 9-1-1 was a crime. hammond then called them back just before 4 a-m. after she was medically cleared, deputies arrested her for misuse of 9-1-1. 3 3 ((vanessa)) the seminole tribe is "doubling down"... hoping to win big with state lawmakers. they're willing to expand their hard rock casinos in tampa and south florida... creating nearly 20-thousand new jobs in our state... but florida lawmakers have to sign the compact struck with governor rick scott. it would allow the tribe to add *craps and *roulette at its casinos. in exchange, the seminoles would pay florida three- billion dollars over seven-years. governor scott has repeatedly asked lawmakers to approve the deal... but so far, no dice. but the expansion plans, are pretty sweet. (take dbx) 3 ((vanessa fox-13's shayla reaves is at the hard rock right now. shayla: the plans are exciting and enticing... what's on the drawing board?
3 (vanessa/ 3 it's a soupy foggy morning out there... and dave says the fog could stick around until this afternoon. you're gonna want to slow down... and keep your low beams on. also: use your wipers and defrosters... to boost your visibility... 3 and try to avoid passing or changing lanes right now.
people are recovering from injuries, after a seven-car crash. four of them went to the hospital. it wasn't fog, but winter conditions that caused the pile-up near parker. roads all over the denver metro area are slick, after a day's worth of snow. and this accident closed down roads for several hours... but it's back open now. the bad news: forecasters say: the region could get up to another foot of snow. 3 (jen detectives say: three inmates who broke-out of a california jail several days ago... had allegedly been planning their escape for *months. according to investigators, the trip was picked-up by an accomplice. and later, they kidnapped a taxi driver. authorities say: two of the inmates argued about *killing him... but the cabbie wasn't hurt. two of the fugitives were captured in san francisco and returned to the orange county jail near los angeles, sunday night. the other turned himself in, last week. 3 ((vanessa a local man is lucky to be alive. a crash on i-4 left him injured... trapped in his burning truck. he was in big trouble... until a group of brave witnesses jumped into action. 3
toward disaster, to pull the driver out.(jen) and fox-13's haley hinds tells us: the daring rescue... came without a second to spare! 3 in seconds, ordinary people have the potential to become heroes.i saw him hit the guard rail and i saw the car slide across the guard rail nick derosa was nearing his mcintosh road exit on interstate 4 sunday night. but, he knew he wasn't headed home. a truck just lost control and crashed in front of him.i saw white sparks shooting out from underneath the vehicle. i was thinking, okay, oil and gas. something is going to go up. he and two other men pulled over. with first responders yet to arrive, his firefighting training from navy boot camp kicked in. the men ran full-speed toward the burning vehicle, aware it could explode any minute.we tried to open the door, the door was locked. the driver was obviously unconscious and we couldn't get the door open. so the guy just smashed the window in. we unbuckled the seat belt and pulled the guy out through the window. one guy grabbed his legs and we both grabbed his arms and pull him around seconds later, there was no doubt -- they'd just saved a stranger's life. all of a sudden we all heard a hiss from the car and we all looked up and that is when the driver, michael kennedy was hospital with non-life derosa snapped this blurry he left the scene.i didn't even think about it until i was driving away in today's cell phone video-driven world... this man's first instinct was not and simply help.i don't regret it, i would absolutely do it message that - if you see something, it really is a haley hinds, fox13 news. ((anchors)) it's now 5:__. with dave. 3 ((dave this is pretty cool. over the weekend, scientists filmed a rare "sub- antarctic" volcanic eruption. it happened in the southern indian ocean, on "heard island." researchers say: this is only the third time this has happened since 2000... and to see it happen, and capture it on video, is a 3 time to check the forecast
3 a melbourne woman is fortunate she and her two small dogs weren't hurt... after a close encounter with a snake. the woman noticed one of her dogs run up to something yesterday... and that's when she saw this giant snake's head rear up. luckily... her dog wasn't hurt. but... the woman was certainly terrified. a neighbor who has experience with snakes... came over and put the 9-foot-long snake in a container. officials say it's a green anaconda... which can grow up to 20-feet when they are fully grown. wildlife officals will scan the snake for a microchip to see if it has an owner. 3
workers are coming... forms in hand... ready to sell you girl scout cookies.((jen)) now you'll *really want to sign up. the app... that tells you what *wines, pair best with those cookies! 3 (jen and... the new table trend at ikea... it'll force you... to put those phones away during mealtime... or dinner... won't ever come! 3
section. that's something they haven't enjoyed since 2003! starting this month, american will start giving-out free cookies and pretzels on certain routes. and by may, they'll bring back full meals, for passengers between dallas and hawaii. 3 (vanessa) you know how hard it is to get people to put their cell phones down... even at the dinner table. (jen) well, *ikea, has come-up with a handy way to stop that bad habit. 3 (jen/ it's called the "hot pot table." and it's an ingenius way to "unplug" during meals. the table is powered by smartphones... so everyone has to surrender their devices, and place them below the pot in the center of the table. if someone removes their phone, the heat drops, and the food won't get cooked properly. it should work... but it *does stress people out... since they can still *see their phones, but can't touch them. they're sort of forced to talk to each other. 3
3 and here's an appetizing thought. girl scout cookie season is coming... and it turns out, they go great with wine! (vanessa) and now, there's a new app, that shows you how to pair your favorite treats. and here's what they came up with. 3 (vanessa do you dig thin mints? they're supposed to go great with a full-bodied, italian "brunello" wine. coconutty samoas taste even better with an aged rioja wine.. and giddy up... do-si-dos pair-up well with california zinfandel... and word is: it tastes like a peanut-butter and jelly
5:-- s,, (vo) if you have type 2 diabetes, you may know what it's like to deal with high... and low blood sugar. januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar. januvia works when your blood sugar is high and works less when your blood sugar is low, because it works by enhancing your body's own ability to lower blood sugar. plus januvia, by itself, is not likely to cause weight gain or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). januvia should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. tell your doctor if you have a history of pancreatitis. serious side effects can happen, including pancreatitis which may be severe and lead to death. stop taking januvia and call your doctor right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area which may be pancreatitis. tell your doctor right away and stop taking januvia if you have an allergic reaction that causes swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, or affects your breathing or causes rash or hives. kidney problems sometimes
have been reported. some people may develop severe joint pain. call your doctor if this happens. r using januvia with a sulfonylurea or insulin p may cause low blood sugar. to reduce the risk, your doctor may p prescribe a lower dose of the sulfonylurea or insulin. your doctor may do blood tests before and during treatment to check your kidneys. if you have kidney problems a lower dose may be prescribed. side effects may include upper respiratory tract infection, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, and headache. for help lowering your blood sugar talk to your doctor about januvia. 3 ((vanessa)) it's 5:--, on tuesday, february second. i'm vanessa ruffes, in for walter allen.((jen)) and i'm jen epstein. all eyes on iowa this morning, with surprise winners... some drop-outs... and maybe, a prediction of what's next in the race for the white house. 3 (jen - take cg3) here's a look at the results from monday's caucuses: with
republican side. donald trump and marco rubio were neck and neck for second and third. (take cg) and while a formal announcement has not been made... hillary clinton's campaign is declaring victory by the slimmest of margins. fox's caroline shively has a closer look at the wild ending to monday's caucuses... and what's next for the candidates. 3 3 the iowa caucuses deliver some big surprises for both the democrats and the republicans.(take pkg) on the democratic side --- the race is now down to just hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders... after martin o'malley suspended his presidential campaign.clinton says: "i am excited about really getting into the debate with senator sanders about the best way forward to fight for us and america." clinton was expecting a big win in iowa... and, while it was too close to call last night... sanders is claiming victory for having such a tight race.sanders says: "as i think about what happened tonight, i think the people of iowa have sent a very profound message, to the political establishment." for the republicans --- after donald trump led the polls for months... texas senator ted cruz scored a surprise victory. cruz says: "iowa has sent notice that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states will not be chosen by the media. it was an upset for trump who was hoping for an iowa win. but it may not have been much of a shock after he skipped out on last week's debate in des moines.trump says: "we will go on to get the republican nomination and we will go on to easily beat hillary or bernie." now with fewer candidates... they move on to new hampshire... with the primary just a week away. in des moines, caroline shively,
3 3 (vanessa the seminole hard rock casino is "doubling down"... and taking a *gamble... on a big expansion. they're adding a *second hotel at the tampa location... plus a new restaurant... shops... and even a heli-pad! the existing hard rock cafe will be re-modeled, with new banquet and meeting facilities... and there are new amenities coming to the hollywood hard rock too, in south florida. overall: the one-point-eight *billion dollar expansion should create nearly 20-thousand new jobs in 3 (vanessa) but all of this this will only happen if the state approves a new *three-billion dollar gambling agreement. governor rick scott and the seminoles struck a new deal... that gives the tribe exclusive rights to games like blackjack. the
also allow the seminoles to add *craps and *roulette at its casinos. in exchange, the seminoles have agreed to pay florida three-billion dollars, over seven-years. the governor has *repeatedly asked lawmakers to approve the deal. if they don't, the tribe says: more than 36- hundred workers will lose their jobs. 3 ((jen also making news this morning: nearly six-years after her boyfriend gunned- down two tampa police officers, courtnee brantley is headed to federal prison. brantley was with "donte morris" the night he shot and killed officers jeffrey kocab and david curtis. a federal jury said she should've informed the officers that morris was a felon in possession of a firearm. but she didn't. so the judge sentenced her to one year and one day in prison... and now it begins. she was supposed to have started her sentence a month ago, but wound-up getting arrested again, after her girlfriend accused her of beating her. the feds delayed her sentence so she could deal with that, but the charge was dropped. 3 ((jen a major win for the pasco county sheriff's office.
people during a two-day operation, that focused on human trafficking and prostitution. most of the arrests were made in the wesley chapel area. 3 3 (vanessa/wipe vo) happening today - bill cosby will ask a judge to dismiss a criminal charge against him.. for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. andrea constand says cosby drugged and assaulted her after inviting her to his house back in 2004.. a year later, she told police. the district attorney promised cosby he would never be prosecuted on testimony he gave during questining for the civil case constand brought against him. and that's the grounds for today's hearing. it's not known if the judge will announce a decision at the end of today. 3 (vanessa) developing this morning: a new health warning about the zika virus. the mosquito-borne disease is spreading rapidly in south america... last night, the c-d-c added costa rica, curacao, nicaragua and american samao to the travel advisory... and now *honduras has declared an emergency, to fight the virus, which has been linked to a
(vanessa the virus has affected thousands of people in brazil... and 24 other countries and territories.. today brazil's health ministry rolled out a plan to document and monitor everyone who has the virus. zika has been linked to a rare birth defect that causes abnormally small heads and brain damage in infants. there have been about 22 cases of zika in the us .. but all of those people were infected in *other countries. there is no vaccine or treatment. 3 (vanessa) sometimes the zika virus causes flu-like aches and pains .. but many people who are infected don't have any symptoms at all. experts say the best way to protect yourself is to avoid being bitten by mosquitos. 3 3 a new warning for pet owners this morning. a newer strain of the dog flu has infected pups in 25 states, including here in florida. 3 it's called the h-3-n-2 canine influenza virus. like human flus the virus is spread from one dog to another.
greater risk of contracting it. the virus has been traced to an infected dog from south korea who flew into chicago's o'hare airport last year. vets say this new strain seems to be spreading much faster than the older ones... because dog's have not built up an immunity to it. but there are two shots vets can give dogs to protect against the virus. only 10-percent of dogs die from the flu and most recover after two or three weeks. 3 3 a sheriff's deputy took the opportunity to connect with some lakeland kids while out on a call. deputy sheriff justin sommer responded after someone complained about children playing in the street monday. but when sommer got there... he didn't tell the kids to stop. instead... he talked to them about the positive things officers do for the community-- and not to be scared of them. sommer also let the kids check out his handcuffs... then handed out candy and pencils. the deputy had to take off when another call came in... as he turned on his lights and pulled away-- all the kids cheered for him.
((jen)) we know to stay 3 away from sat fats and sodium...(vanessa) but there are other dangerous foods you should avoid. the items... that are practically poison... after the break. 3 ((vanessa and... hot dogger! the tiny snowboarder... with huge talent. you won't believe how old this little hot shot is!
i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing but it made me smile made me happy made my day share your story. publix. where shopping
and you'll need to take your time, dealing with that lower visibility. use your low-beams, and leave a little earlier, since you'll need to slow down, to stay safe. 3 (jen good news for fast food chain, "chipotle." the centers for disease control says: there have been no new cases of e-coli, linked to the restaurant since december first... and the outbreak, quote, "appears to be over." 60 people got sick from it, in the last few months. and officials were never able to pinpoint an *exact source. the outbreak hit chipotle's bottom line really hard. sales slid, and so did stock prices last quarter. but the company promises *new safety standards, and say they'll become an industry *leader, in food safety. 3 (jen) if the chipotle e- coli outbreak has proved anything... it's that we should really pay attention to what we eat... specifically, how our food is prepared.(vanessa) some foods are more dangerous than others... and should set off red flags. this morning, laura mooody has five favorites you may want to avoid.
(laura) in an interview with the food poison journal, attorney bill marler listed several things he would never eat... he specializes in food poisoning lawsuits... so he knows a thing or two about dangerous foods. 3 (laura - that list includes raw sprouts... like alfalfa, clover and radish sprouts.they can be contaminated with salmonella.--meat that isn't cooked or well-done could also be harmful to your health.the centers for disease control strongly advises cooking ground meat to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.and poultry 165 degrees.--also, be weary of prewashed or precut fruits and vegetables.that's because the more food is handled, the better chance it has of becoming contaminated.-- you're also at risk if you consume raw or undercooked eggs.--and we know they're a favorite... especially in florida, but raw oysters and raw shellfish are also
of bacteria. 3 (laura) of course, most of these warnings come with common sense... raw or undercooked meat is never a good idea. and you don't have to avoid pre-packaged fruits and veggies completely, but take precaution. the c-d-c estimates 48 million people are sickened from foodborne illnesses every
and speaking of sports... mastering the art of snowboarding is 3 no easy feat. but... one 14-month-old girl is making it look like a piece of cake. this is sloan henderson.... she just learned to walk. so naturally... her parents bought her a snowboard this past christmas. and after a few trial runs in the backyard... the toddler took on the mountains in utah. her parents weren't sure if sloan would like snowboarding... but as you can see she loves it! they joke about her heading to the olympics... but they're really just happy to see her having fun. it's 5:-- stay with us. 3
3 (jen for the first time since becoming a royal, kate middleton will sit down for an interview. it's part of a big celebration, for queen elizabeth's 90th birthday coming-up, later this year. the royals are taking-part in a special two-hour television documentary. it's expected to air on british t-v in may. the queen's birthday is in *april, but it's officially
big, splashy event called "trouping of the color." the family gets all gussied up in medals and bright outfits, and usually appears on the buckhingham palace balcony. it's quite "smashing." 3 ((jen)) from the beginning, duchess kate has used her royal position to help disenfranchised youth. here, you can help kids in need by being a "guardian at litem." they speak-up for children who've been taken away from their families. (vanessa) but in manatee county, there's a shortage of valuable volunteers. fox 13's kimberly kuizon shows us: it's a *hard job, but also *very *rewarding 3 toni latortue is on a desperate search. we do need volunteers to be able to advocate for the children." she's the circuit director for the 12th judicial guardian ad litem program. she needs 100 plus volunteers to help children in manatee county. it is rewarding in they see the children reach permenancy, once you see them either reunited with their families or they are in their forever home than that is the rewarding part." guardian ad litems are court appointed to children who have been removed from their homes. over the last year the need in manatee county has skyrockted. there are 821 chilren who need guardian ad litems, but only 200 volunteeers.guardian ad litems are there for the children throughout the duration of their case, giving them a voice that no one else can." a lot of children do not want to come to court if they are teenagers and if they are little they can't. to have that person that you know that has the best interest your ineterst at heart than thats awesome." guardians like joy holloway shadow children and then report back to the court on a child's family life, how their doing in school, any medical needs... and anything else going on in the child's life. we are like fact
people and then we put it all together and present it to the court with an opinion on what we think should happen."it takes a big heart for a volunteer to speak up for those who can't, but in the end guardian ad litems are the ones who help shape a child's future. there is every opportunity in the world to make a difference and no difference is too small it all counts in the life of children." in sarasota county,
((vanessa there are some requirements to get involved with this program. ((jen)) to be a "guardian ad litem" you must be at least 21 check and go through training. 3 ((jen)) there's much more to come on good day. ((vanessa)) let's turn it over to russell and laura - to find out what's ahead in our 6 o'clock hour. 3 an upset for republicans, and historically close for democrats ... the dust is still settling after the iowa caucuses .. coming up, fox 13 political editor craig patrick is in des moines to break down the numbers. 3 and ... we also have an update on a story that has gotten a lot of people talking ... a retired cop could get to keep his k-9 companion ... and it may not cost him a dime. 3 3 3 3 3