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a dangerous situation on the road as this couple comes under fire. this morning, how the angry, gun-toting suspect... got caught. apple fights back on its right to privacy, as the f-b-i gets a court order to access one of the san bernardino terrorist's iphones a beach battle over tax dollars. why the tourism industry is fighting a bill in tallahassee. good morning and welcome to "10 news early morning." i'm ian reitz.. lets get a look at #10weather with meteorologist bobby
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you've probably before where a driver cuts you off on the road...and you but a riverview couple's road-rage certainly took a terrifying turn. fire on their commute on u-s 41 this is the area desoto bridge in palmetto. now, the couple tells 10news reporter kendra conlon they're grateful they weren't killed and shooter's behind bars. chris and tami tell me it all happened so fast...
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couple says another driver cut them off - nearly running into them... they admit - they confronted him... never imagining they'd wind up dodging bullets on their way to work. tami says all she could think about was making it home safe to their five kids - ages 7 to 14... the car is now in pieces after bullets hit the side of the camero, exhaust - and tire. the couple called 911 and met police at a nearby gas station. a short time later a deputy spotted accused shooter arlan osborne and arrested him. chris and tami are holding each other a little tighter... knowing they'll never handle another road rage run in - the same - again. in palmetto kendra
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knowing they'll never handle another road rage run in - the same - again. in palmetto kendra conlon 10 news wtsp we searched through court records - and discovered osborne before for driving license... that was in 2010. morning -- one ranks with g-o-p issue of filling the supreme court seat left vacant-- by the late antonin scalia. nevada senator dean heller is the first republican to say president barack obama should nominate the replacement. heller believe that nevadans should have a voice in justice. but senate mitch mcconnell has said the decision should be left to president in november. president obama
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cuba. and now reuters is reporting-- he will visit cuba next month. if he does-- he'll be the first for a sitting u.s. president to do so in nearly 90 years. apple is fighting a california judge's order-- to help the f-b-i hack into one of the san bernardino terrorists' iphones. the f-b-i wants apple to create software to bypass the iphone's auto- erase encryption. the company worries that'll endanger people's privacy -- allowing governments to access anyone's device at any time. apple has only a few days to appeal. it's time for your choice 2016... the field of contenders for the republican nomination has been narrowed. and last night -- three of those candidates got their final chance to make their case before saturday's south
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florida senator marco rubio picked up a big endorsement from south carolina governor nikki haley. but still, a new bloomberg poll has donald trump leading the pack with more than double the support of ted cruz, rubio and jeb bush. round two tonight includes jeb bush, john kasich and donald trump. we'll have the highlights for you on 10news at 11. time now for headlines around the nation and the world in 60 seconds. the university of texas at austin will now allow guns in classrooms. a new texas law states public universities can no longer stop people with concealed carry licenses from bringing their guns to class. but they won't be allowed in dorms. it takes effect august first. seattle parks and recreation is facing a first-of-a-kind challenge to gender bathroom rules. a man undressed in a women's locker room -- citing a new state rule-- that allows people to choose a bathroom based on gender identity. but officials say -- the man made no verbal or physical attempt to identify
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some worry -- the rule opens up bathrooms to voyeurs. and nike is cutting ties with boxer manny pacquiao over his comment about pacquiao -- who is in the philippines -- made the derogatory television interview. nike says in a statement-- they'll no longer have any business with him. a battle on the beach over tax money. a record amount of bed taxes, collected from hotel stays, were collected last year. now legislators want to siphon off some of that money for law enforcement and first responders. 10 news reporter jonathan petramala talked with people in the tourism industry who say they're not ready to share. the only thing better than this sunset maybe the beach it's setting over clearwater beach was just rated the best beach in america by trip advisor now there's a fight, not nearly as adorable as this, over the tax used to market this
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a house finance and tax committee bill has language in it that would allow coastal counties to use up to 10 percent of tourism development tax for law enforcement and first responders. tourism officials want keep using the bed tax for it's original purposes only...tourism the state's largest industry that is anxious to share it's beauty, doesn't want to do the same with it's tax money. on clearwater to do the same with it's tax money. on clearwater beach, jonathan petramala, 10 news wtsp. we have a link to that finance committee bill on our website, wtsp dot com. also a link to the traveler's choice of america's 25 best beaches for trip advisor. the way the pledge of allegiance is handled in
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state.. could be changing. as it stands, students are required to say the pledge.. unless a parent asks for the child to be excused. wednesday a house panel approved a bill.. that would make that rule clear in student handbooks. parents, how often do you check your child's homework assignments? one sarasota mom did -- after it upset her third grader. she then posted it online to warn parents. but did she overreact to the content in this assignment? only on 10... sarasota newsroom reporter isabel mascarenas gets answers from the school principal. trt 1:29 oc= wtsp supers valerie feurich/supports parent 12-16 isabel mascareas/north port 23-32 myrna barzelatto/supports parent 41-46 ray day/thinks parent overreacted 52-1:01 linda mccloud/principal, cranberry elementary 1:17-1:21 sot.20:41:42 "totally, totally inappropriate." sot.20:38:50 "let teachers do their jobs." cranberry elementary is at the center of a controversial homework assignment...this reading comprehension worksheet.given to a third grade class. sot. 20:31:40 "makes me wonder whether they could have achieved the goal of the assignment with a different story." an upset parent posted the assignment on the north port scoop's facebook page to warn
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standup.20:53:16 "the story is described as a modern day fairy tale based on hansel and gretal. a father abandoned his two children at an orphanage after their new step mother says she doesn't want them. the kids are later adopted and live happily ever after." while the story had a happier ending than the original.some found it emotionally disturbing for kids. sot.20:33:46 "they would go home cling to mommy and daddy. i won't get in a car, i won't go to camp." some parents see it as a teachable moment.the difference between fiction and reality. sot.20:41:42 "today parents are being too sensitive. this pc stuff going around is ridiculous. you gotta give kids credit let them grow up this is life." principal linda mccloud says the material came from an approved publisher.and is used by some of the school's 8 third grade teachers. sot.20:44:40 "it's just additional supplemental materials." but after the one parent complained. sot..20:48:06 "we pulled it." splice 20:48:36 "it if concerns one parent we can pull that teach the skill with other materials." in north port isabel mascarenas 10 news wtsp
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10 news this morning... an alarming study this morning regarding how the u-s military deals with active-duty troops suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.## scary moments for several students in alabama as the school bus they were on catches on fire.## spring break is weeks away and the bay area could soon see more visitors than in years past.## still ahead on 10news early morning -- do you consider yourself short? skinny? or maybe overweight? well soon, that might affect how much you pay to fly. the changes that could be coming to airline seats. and you've seen distracted drivers...but what if they're behind the wheel of your kid's school bus? the
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child's school bus sign. why? because they're on their cell phone! get this: drivers "are allowed to use their phone while driving. some bay area policies banning phones- but few are enforced. road warrior hilary zalla has spent weeks on this story. some alarming "flaws in the system." rememeber this video? it went viral three years ago showing a hillsborough county school bus driver texting. kathryn "it makes me not want to put my children on a bus" kathryn barrett and steffany rodriguez- neely both have children in hillsborough county public schools. they're also members of tampa bay moms group. it's a forum where school bus safety has been a hot topic. steffany: "youve got the most important thing in the world to me on that bus. and if you can't appreciate the responsiblity and your cell phone is more important,
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district in our area bans its bus drivers from using a cell phone...but the drivers can keep the phone close for emergencies. i started asking questions and i found that often, complaints aren't recorded. and i found that in some cases, bus drivers aren't held accountable. check this out. county by county, here are the cell phone violations in the past 3 years.. polk county recorded 21 violations - they are strict and discplined.. polk suspends drivers for 5 days for their first offense.. now sarasota county has zero.. the district tells me it had complaints, but none were proven. the reports in most cases show the district questioned the driver if he or she was using a cell phone while driving. if the driver said "no"... case closed. hilary "this is the pinellas county transporation dispatch center. every county has one...this is where most of the calls come in when you report a complaint. they can also review the school bus video here and confirm if a report is legitimate." the hillsborough county transportation department says it checks the video
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in 3 years.. hillsborough says it's had four violations: it reprimanded three drivers and one quit. some parents are not buying that the system works.. steffany "i've seen more than 4 bus drivers using cell phones. i can't imagine its a case of not being recorded, so much as not enforced and recorded" i found out hillsborough county only keeps reports of violations. not complaints! tanya arja: "because it can come in different ways, we don't actually log complaints but we do note them and pull bus video and call the driver" hillsborough county spokesperson tanya arja says all complaints are taken seriously, but not all drivers are disciplined the same. tanya arja: "if the driver has been with us 10 or 20 years with a clean record, exemplary employee, we would take that into consideration " one thing i did find: every district considered either
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termination if a bus driver was caught 3 times. steffany "when it comes to convenience and safety, there is no competition. i have to do what's safe for my kids" i'm road warrior hilary zalla for 10 news wtsp. if you need to report a complaint-- you can do it at "wtsp dot com." go to the traffic tab. hilary posted each district's contact information. make sure you note the time, location and bus number. plus she put all "cell phone policies"-- right there on the site for you. check this out -- a porch prowler caught on a camera... package...but this person has a change of heart. the package contained $300 worth of birthday gifts for a 12-year- the thief apparently had second thoughts because yesterday... found both the returned package his home. it reads... "so sorry. hope this helps. i know i can't make it right but i want to try." so far no one has been charged. your next airplane ridemay be different. airbus has filed a additional storage underneath seats! while that sounds
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it would potentially get rid of legroom all company also filed adjustable bench seat. this means, you could cram as many people into a row as possible. and pay you may remember, airbus past for saddle seating. and a seating stacking passengers another! if you like roller coasters.. you'll love this. workers are rushing around busch gardens.. working on "cobra's curse". the ride puts guests in the middle of a mysterious egyptian archeological adventure. it will feature trains that spins forwards and backwards... and a 70-foot, vertical lift.. like an elevator. we're also told there will be live snakes as part of the ride. a florida couple is waking up with a lot of money this morning. the couple finally came forward with that massive winning powerball ticket! 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, another
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bang theory. 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 ta leoni and amanda peet. don't forget, you can always take 10 news with you just download the 10 news app. it's a fast look at breaking news, weather and traffic - and get alerts so you won't miss a thing. search wtsp 10 news in the app
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hit that massive powerball jackpot here in florida! maureen smith and david kalt-schmidt-- have claimed their prize. they chose the lump sum payout -- of almost 328-million dollars! smith says she rarely plays the lotto-- but has played those
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the winning ticket at a publix in melbourne beach. their total investment -- was just three dollars! coming up on 10 news this morning.. more changes are coming to tampa's airport! the new food options you'll now have. retailers are falling behind when comes to chip- enabled credit cards. what it means for you. and get ready for packed roads near our beaches! why more spring breakers are
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good morning and welcome to 10 news this morning. i'm allison kropff. and i'm ian reitz. it's official. president obama will be the first president to visit cuba in 90 years. the president is expected to announce today he could make the trip in the next several weeks. 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is

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