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the east coast. travel troubles. right now are cancelled across the country. how local hotels are stepping up to help. from playgrounds crum rubber turf dangerous for kids? concerns this morning. good morning and welcome to 10 news this morning. i'm allison kropff. lets get a look at 10 weather with meteorologist bobby deskins. right now, more than 77 million
right now, more than 77 million people are preparing for a massive winter storm set to hit the east coast today. in north carolina, power companies started cutting tree limbs near power lines. crews have been treating roads with salt across virginia and maryland. and states of emergency have already been declared in washington d-c and
federal offices in d-c, as well as the nation's second largest subway system will shutdown this afternoon. along with snow, the storm system is expected to bring dangerous winds and ice. ian, this winter storm is already becoming a travel nightmare... airlines have cancelled thousands of flights.... and now many are being forced to wait things out. 10 news reporter emerald morrow is live at tampa international airport... emerald, we obviously don't have any snow... but this is still going to have a big impact here. absolutely... there are already more than 50 flights that have been cancelled in and out of tampa international. so if you have plans to leave town for the weekend, it is a must that you check your flight's status before heading to the airport. - you'll want to do that whether or not you're going out to the east coast - especially if you have a connecting flight - because that connecting flight
it's traveling through any of the airports seeing major cancellations ahead of the big storm - some people are already adjusting their plans most of the major airlines are loosening up on their exchange policies because of the nasty weather we're expecting. so make sure you give them a call ahead of time if you think you'll need to make changes. and for those of you watching from out of town and might be stuck here... there are a bunch of hotels that are offering special rates just for you because of the storm. so head over to our website wtsp dot com for all the details. live at tampa international airport, emerald morrow, 10 news, wtsp before you head
you'll want to check your flight's status. you can find it on our website, w-t-s-p dot com. click on the traffic tab, then click airport delays on the left side. there you will find the status for each flight from t-i-a and st. pete clearwater international airport. one woman is in the hospital after a man's gun went off at a washington movie theater. about a dozen people were in the theater when witnesses say the man stumbled around, shooting one person. police say the man admitted later his gun accidentally went off. people who saw they were stunned because the man walked out like nothing happened and left the woman behind. investigating. was not evacuated. nelson will be in tampa today to see identify the remains found at the dozier school for boys. this comes one day after brought the final
scott. it was shut down in 2011 due to abuse allegations. usf archaeologists excavated 55 graves to try and determine the location of the buried children. as of right now, investigators have made seven positive identifications. new this morning, parents, this is a warning you'll want to hear. what kind of playground does your child have at school, daycare or on their football or soccer field? you might want to check. this morning-- two top democrats on the senate commerce committee are urging president barack obama to investigate if rubber mulch can cause cancer. 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is in studio. sarah, what do parents need to look for? they need to look for those little rubber pellets or chunks of rubber that look like mulch. take a look-- i know you've seen this before. this crumb rubber can come in all different shapes and colors..and sometimes its even hidden underneath artificial grass. the problem? some researchers found it can cause cancer and younger kids
smaller pieces into their mouths and noses. two senators-- including florida's own bill nelson-- are leading a big push for a federal study on the rubber pieces used on fields and playgrounds, after the soccer coach from the university of washington found 153 reported cancer cases involving athletes who spent significant periods of time playing on crumb rubber turf. the senators say millions of kids and young athletes play on crumb rubber synthetic surfaces every day, i just checked and i also found the law offices of morgan & morgan are representing several clients here in florida who were diagnosed with cancer and blame artificial turf. originally these tire pieces were thought to be safer because when kids fell onto
led to fewer injuries mulch. the biggest concern? soccer goalies since they are constantly lunging onto the rubber pieces, which cuts or fly into their mouths. we'll be sure to keep an eye on this and will follow up to see if the president launches a federal investigation. 10news wtsp a lakeland family fire breaks out in their kitchen. fire crews were called to the home on deleon way just after 8 p-m. two teenagers and five dogs were inside at the time. the teens were able to safely get out on their own, but firefighters had to rescue the pets. firefighters say it started from something left on the stove. they say this should be a reminder since the home did not have working smoke detectors. a snowboarders wild ride started out as a good time, then takes a dangerous turn. why a ski resort wants to press charges and say the video has the proof. and an icy rescue in tennessee. how a teenager made it out of her sinking car.
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ride through an avalanche in california. it's incredible that he even survived. the video has captured worldwide attention for the 29-year-old, but it also got the attention of resort officials. now he's facing criminal charges. the resort claims he trespassed onto an active avalache zone and endangered everyone on the mountain. a nashville teenager is safe this morning after crews frozen pond. she said she was driving when ice caused her car to down to an into a pond. once the ice broke, sink. the sunroof open in as the car sank deeper, rescuers arrived and pulled
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