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the state fair opens today in investigators will need to give the ride at the fair, but a local attorney is raising concerns this morning. 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is live at the fairgrounds. sarah, an independent inspector tells you there's one big concern with these rides versus the ones you find at bush gardens or disney. apart and and again and again. if just one bolt or screw isn't in place the ride may not function right. that's why you'll see two groups of inspectors out here today-- the state inspectors from the department of agriculture and an independent group hired by the fair. last year inspection reports 10 news requested found something wrong with nearly every single ride during the pre-inspection. but the inspector i talked to made this
i also found out when they find something wrong, the ride operators have to shut the ride down completely. fix it and prove its safe. coming up at 6 the three things you should do before you or one of your loved ones goes on any ride. you don't want to miss that-- at 6. sarah hollenbeck, 10news wtsp today's fair opening is another
and father who lost their child. deanna and andrew joseph just filed a lawsuit against the fair, the sheriff's office and school district. it's been 2 years since their 14-year- old son, andrew was thrown out of student day at the fair - along with a hundred other kids, as some troublemakers stampeded through the midway. the suit blames the sheriff's office for a lack of training and kicking andrew out without reason, the district for giving out free tickets for not forseeing the danger with so many kids there, and the fair for failing to have enough surveillance, security and supervision to protect the students. since andrew's death the fair has made several changes. students who arrive after 6:00 must be supervised by an adult. the midway is wider to handle huge crowds, a command center is set up to monitor safety and this year they're adding metal detectors and more cameras. as florida tries to fight an outbreak
there's concern about it spreading across the country. the summer olympics are just around the corner... and with many americans traveling to brazil for the games some are worried the zika outbreak could get worse. 10news reporter emerald morrow is live at the florida department of health in tampa. emerald...the governor already declared a public health emergency and will be there today to talk about it. but could things get worse this summer? - yeah, they could. - that's why the governor wants to be ahead of any further outbreak but how proactive is brazil being in all of this? our partners at usa today say public health officials in rio de janeiro are downplaying the risk of the zika virus... but you can see city workers have been going into neighborhoods and spraying heavily for mosquitoes. officials there say by taking action now, there won't be as many mosquitos around, especially since it'll be a lot cooler in august. but there is still that chance that
world concentrated in brazil...it could give the virus an easy opportunity to spread. and you saw what they're doing in brazil to get the mosquitos under control. what about here? i'm looking into what action officials are taking to protect you. i'll be here at 6 o'clock with an answer. live in tampa, em, 10news, wtsp. this morning, a warning for you about all of those beads you collected at gasparilla. toxicologists say they contain dangerous levels of toxic metals and other chemicals that could end up in your body. we talked to the director of the florida poison center in tampa. he says the real risk is to children because they're touching the beads, putting them in their mouth and keeping the beads so they're exposed over and over again. his advice: don't
mouth, wash your hands and throw them away when you get home. another bill spotlighted by a 10- investigates report was approved today in tallahassee. this one would prohibit cities from holding their elections in the spring, when voter turnout is very low. 10investigates showed cities that held their elections in the fall, when we vote for federal offices anyway, draw many more voters. additionally, they're often free, instead of the hundreds of thousands of dollars some cities pay to hold separate elections. the bill requiring fall elections was approved by the florida house, but it may not have support in the senate. critics have argued the bill would take away cities' rights to choose when to hold their own elections. here's something you'll want to watch out for as you celebrate the big game on sunday. whether you attend or host a super bowl party, triple a and budweiser want to make sure you are safe with their tow to go program. you can call for a tow to go ride
starting tomorrow. triple a will then safely transport you and your car home or somewhere safe within 10 miles. all you have to is call the number on your screen. today is facebook's 12th birthday, which is dubbed as "friends day." as more users join the social network every day, c-e-o mark zuckerberg is thinking about the company's future. he says by 2030, five billion of the world's seven billion people will be on facebook. right now, facebook has just over one and a half billion users. in honor of facebook's brithday the social networking site is giving back to its users with friendship collages. the collages will be in video presentations of photos of friends and family that have been previously posted on facebook. the photos are chosen automatically, but you'll be able to change or delete them. facebook says you should start seeing videos by noon today. st. patrick's catholic school in largo catholic schools week career day 3rd through 5th
here's a look at what's coming up on 10 news and c-b-s tonight. starting at 8:00, the big bang theory, followed by life in pieces at 8:30. at 9:00, mom. at 9:30, angel from hell. at 10:00, elementary. then tune in to 10 news at 11. don't forget to stay up for the late show with stephen colbert and his guests michael strahan and samantha bee.
north carolina are waking up to damage after severe storms roll through. take a look at this video out of thomasville. the national weather service will be there this morning to see if it was a tornado or straight lined winds that caused roofs to be ripped off and debris to scatter across lawns. it's a death that has rocked a college town and a major university. dozens will say goodbye to 13-year- old nicole lovell. preliminary autospy results show the teen was stabbed to death. she disappeared last week from her home in virginia and her body was found days later. two virginia tech
charged in her death. lovell's family believes she met her accused killer, david eisenhauer, through social media. fellow student natalie keepers is charged with helping eisenhauer commit the crime. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face off in the fifth democratic debate tonight in new hampshire. the debate comes less than a week before the state's primary. both candidates are campaigning hard in new hampshire. sanders has a big lead on clinton. in a town hall on wednesday night, both went after each other's idea of "progressive." ben & jerry's is doing something different. --the company has launched four vegan ice creams. --technically called "frozen dessert" because ice cream has to have a certain amount of milkfat. --these are made from an almond milk base and will roll out to grocery stores over the next four to six weeks. --two of the new flavors are non- dairy versions of ben & jerry's classics: chunky monkey and chocolate fudge brownie. --the other two are exclusive to the vegan line, p.b. & cookies and coffee caramel fudge. --more options planned down the
check this out. yes, that's real. it's a car, on someone's roof in california. police say the driver had some sort of medical issue, lost control of the car, and drove onto the roof of the house, all while people were inside! the house is below the street. thankfully, no one was seriously hurt. crews had to use a crane to take the car off the roof. neighbors say this isn't the first time a car has hit the house. take a look at this guy. it's video of the only known wild jaguar in the u-s. he was seen in
mountains, outside of tucson. the organization, conservation catalyst and center for biological diversity caught him on motion sensitive cameras. they've been monitoring the mountain range for the past three years. they say jaguars disappeared from the southwest over the past 150 years. newspaper tease: tampa bay times and
zika virus. he will be in tampa talking about how the state has prepared. on wednesday, governor scott declared a public health emergency in four counties. there are nine confirmed cases in the state and two in hillsborough county. all of them were contracted from travel outside the united states. right now.. the i-r-s is experiencing what they are calling a "hardware failure". they say this could impact some taxpayers refunds, still arrive within 90 days. the i-r-s says taxpayers can still file with companies who work as the middleman between anyone filing and the i-r-s itself. the irs expects the problems to be resolved by today. today is the first day of the florida state fair. you can check out the rides, entertainment, exhibits, animals, and the food at the fairgrounds. it costs between 11 and 13 dollars at the gate. if you can't make it out there today, the fair runs until monday, february 15. coming up on 10
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