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and first opened fire in his car, hitting someone in a vehicle. he shot another driver and stole their car before heading back to the excel plant. ford shot one person in the parking lot and another 14 inside the building before an officer gunned him down. >> he had to stop that threat. you have 200 to 300 people in there. luckily 200 to 300 people came out. >> reporter: relatives rushed to the factory after hearing about the shooting. one couple was reunited as cameras were rolling. police say ford was armed with an assault rifle and automatic handgun. investigators are trying to figure out how a suspect with a cbs news kansas. we are taking a closer look at what set off this work place attack. officers say ford was served with a protection from abuse
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that's also known as a restraining order in florida. they are called injunctions against any violence in a relationship. in both kansas and florida breaking those orders is only a misdemeanor. as we learn new information about this story we'll bring it to you on our 10 news app. you can download it for free in our app store. donald trump is picking up a big endorsment from a former rival. >> i am proud to be here to endorse donald trump for president of the united states. i absolutely appreciate him as a person and as a friend. >> chris christie's announcement came as a surprise before the trump rally in texas a few hours ago. donald trump isn't getting any love from his rivals in the race. today voters are making sense of the screaming matches that broke out during last night's republican debate. >> here's a guy that inherited $200 million. if he hasn't inherited $200 million you know where donald trump would be right now?
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>>i'm beating him awfully badly in the polls. >> you are not beating hillary. >> if i can't beat her you are really going to get killed aren't you? >> the fighting words continue. now another memorable part of the debate is when marco rubio repeatedly called donald trump a con artist. >> guys we have a con artist as a front runner in the republican party. a guy who has made a career out of telling people lies so they come in and buy his product or whatever he does so we can not allow the conservative movement to be taken over by a con artist. the stakes are too high. >> marco rubio also spent a few minutes reading tweets written by trump to the crowd, including ones mocking his debate performance. three days to go before one of the biggest election days of the election cycle so far.
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a dozen states are holding primaries. primaries for big states like texas, georgia and tennessee. colorado is holding its democratic caucus. florida's primary is on march 15th. a new poll from quinnipiac university show florida democrats prefer hillary clinton to bernie sanders 53%. women back clinton 69% to 24%. men are evenly split. a cease-fire a underway in syria. it all started a few minutes ago at midnight their time. that truce is begin forces loyal to the syrian government and the rebels trying to overthrow it. five year civil war has killed 470,000 people and displaced 11 million creating the european refugee crisis. if the cease-fire holds it will
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supplies and help areas hit by airstrikes. a crime alert from st. pete. police fear dozens of stolen guns are in the wrong hands. part of them can be traced to one case. 10 news reporter eric glasser walks you through what happened and why cops say you should be concerned. >> reporter: tommy brought his friend, michael, to the hospital in december. two weeks later went back to the 73-year-old's house to find his massive knife and gun collection had been cleaned out. >> ransacked his house and stole everything he had. >> reporter: police charged the guy who stole the guns selling them on the street from the back of his vehicle. his friends and family say he was talked into it by a former co-worker who cops have failed to bring in. >> he called greg to help him one day. he made a mistake and did that and now he is paying for it.
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he got caught up with the wrong person. >> reporter: when neighbors heard about the heist three or four told them to check out the lawn guys who they suspected of smaller crimes in the past. 76 boxes of guns had been found but they believe hundreds of weapons may have been stolen. tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition. >> this was his life. >> reporter: today he was cleaning out the last of the weapons and guns left behind. a single crime which, depending upon whose hands those weapons landed in, could lead to many more. >> it could be a lot of trouble around here for somebody wanting to start going out shooting. >> reporter: in st. petersburg eric glasser 10 news wtsp. today st. pete police launched a new initiative to
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but will it really work? we are asking tough questions of the chief and the mayor on "10 news at 5:30". if you want a job done right hire a veteran. those are the words from president obama this afternoon during his trip to jacksonville. the president toured the south american battery plant a success of the american recovery reinvestment act signed 2009. manufacturer was awarded $950,000 creating jobs. many going to vets. >> look around and see what a difference hardworking americans with some smart help from the government have been able to accomplish. here, one third of your employees are veterans. >> the success marks a bright spot on the recovery act. the project had problems in the beginning including that bankruptcy of a california base solar firm that closed after receiving $536 million.
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turned deadly this week as tornadoes ripped across the south and the northeast. now the weather is being blamed for another death. this time in chicago. chicago firefighters have suspended their search for a teenager who was swept away by a giant wave and dragged into lake michigan. the teenager was with two of his friends but left them behind to walk out on a jetty. his friends say they watched as the wave slammed into him. they tried to help him but it was too late. hour. the water was still too rough. zero visibility. with this wave action out here it really caused a lot of dive. >> firefighters have not seen any sign of the teenager on thermal imagining cameras. search will continue. the trial between hogan and gawker is set to begin next week.
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he the claims the website published parts of a sex tape taken without his permission. they were back in court discussing jury selection. this will be a highly march 1st. spring training is here and it is time for rays baseball fans to unite no matter what side of tampa bay you live on. tomorrow you can get your first up close and personal look at this year's team at fan fest. 10 news reporter jeannie dean shows you what you can expect. back. the additions they made. power. they have their pitching staff. i think they'll win 93 games, myself. >> i think this year they are gentlemen management. >> reporter: the team is ready
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at the trop final preps are underway for fan fest. >> there is autographed and interactive experiences. it is a time to showcase our personaltys with our players and establish relationships with our fans. >> reporter: in the social media zone players will be ready to help make you famous online. there are tons of games. you can play pop a shot. or connect four. or more, depending on who you are playing. it is definitely an event for the whole family. >> fine, you win. >> reporter: fans have a lot of burning questions for raymond. we'll get down to it. raymond, are you the best mascot in the league are you and kitty best friends? i sense a bit of a rivalry there. raymond, are the rays going to be first in the division this year?
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all right, your heard it here first. i mean, you didn't really hear it but you heard it. in st. petersburg jeannie dean 10 news wtsp. >> so cute. tough question from jeannie dean there. >> the trop is sure to be packed tomorrow. fan fest runs 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. we have everything you need to know at wtsp.com. it is friday evening. the headache on the roads already tonight taking a look from our sky 10 network camera i-4 at martin luther king seeing a back up over there. >> a live look from st. pete. it was cold outside today. we'll find out how cold it will get this weekend coming up. you can get traffic and weather alerts any time of the day. download the 10 news app. new developments in the spread of the zica virus.
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the first report of a baby born in the u.s. with birth defects. there are other pregnant women at risk. first, going pump to pump (music playing) i feel pretty (west side story) not every cake can be handcrafted in store by skilled decorators layered with fresh berries and frosted to perfection like our publix bakery chantilly cake it'll be remembered for all the right reasons. publix.
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toes, noses, eyes, hormones know, too. dogs know. kids know.
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debs know. guys who peaked in high school know. oh yea, this guy? he definitely knows. scotts bonus s. the number one trusted brand in the south. it' s good out here. update to that crime trend you need to hear about before you stop for gas. skimmers have been found on credit card readers in the bay. >> in the past month police
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one at a marathon on washington boulevard. the other at an exxon on tammy trail. officers are working to fight thieves from stealing your hand earned money. >> reporter: pump by pump sarasota officers and gas station attendants teamed up to make sure you are safe filling up. >> it is evil. that's what it amounts to. >> reporter: brian hitchcock works at the shell station. he says every shift he checks the pump looking for card skimmers. when you swipe the device steals information from your card's magnetic strip. once leaves get that they have all the information they need to drain your account or steal identities. >> i don't care if it is ten dollars, ten thousand dollars or ten million dollars. the hurt is the same. >> i come in and make sure the card reader is as it should be. not lose. >> reporter: the detective says it is that simple. you'll likely notice something off.
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card readers to check. while most of the newer machines have anti-skimming technology thieves are working hard to get around it. >> i use cash now. i think it is a good idea they are doing this to watch out for people ripping people off. >> what should you do if you see something off. do not risk it or swipe it. go inside and tell the attendant or call police. jim is wearing something because he is ready for the cold. >>i'm ready for a cold night. >> it is cold in the studio, too. >> for fan fest you might need one of these in the morning. one thing i love about the trop is it is inside. not only does it make up for fan fest in the cold weather
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outside it is good stuff. as we get you your friday and weekend forecast it is lovely and clear in hillsborough county. cooler air is starting to move in. as we are watching, what looks to be a cooler start to the night, we are going to see temperatures dropping rapidly. as far as storm tracker 10 goes nice and clear now. not seeing any rain or clouds out there. we are finding a good start to the night. that is about where we were last night. the difference will be as we are about 58 degrees now. the lighter winds will be a much more rapid dropoff in temperatures tonight. the next hour or so you won't notice much difference from last night. 8:00 to 9:00 you likely will. 55 crystal river as we look at beautiful downtown st. pete with the clear skies. we are looking for temperatures to get into the low 50s and upper 40s when we see you again at 11:00. difference will be lighter winds, lower humidity.
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we are looking for temperatures to start in the 40s. tampa temperature waking up 43 degrees. 44 st. pete. around 35 crystal river. inverness 38. 43 sarasota. 45 bradenton. near 30s around north port. we'll be looking at 39 degrees in haines city, lakeland and fort meade. we'll be colder than we have seen in a while. as we get into saturday you'll likely want a jacket, coat or layer or two to get started. we should be seeing highs 72 degrees. look for five to eight degrees cooler than an average day. gorgeous sunny skies will will. haircast, it will be amazing. light winds. low humidity.
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if you are headed out to fan fest or whatever you may be doing the humidity and light wind will help us out. we'll find temperatures in the head. if you are wanting to get on the water winds likely kept you off the last couple days. northwest winds 2 to 10 knots. light to moderate chop. low tide 10:11. sun fun day we'll mark that as a better day. not as cold in the morning but still chilly. the afternoon is the winner. high temperatures around 72 degrees. both days this weekend sunny skies are forecast. we are looking at a little cool for saturday. picture perfect afternoon sunday. they are both really, really nice. if those temperatures are still a little cool for your taste warmer weather in your seven- day forecast. tuesday and wednesday we are in the upper 70s. the next system does not look that impressive for our area.
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isolated tuesday. wednesday a 30% coverage. of us. we'll talk about if you are headed out this weekend and we'll have a look at your allergy report and hour-by-hour you live. news app. we have you covered. you don't have to wait for a newscast during the weekend. any time on your app. yet another shocking attack on a u.s. marine in the d.c. area. i'm reginald roundtree all new on 10 news at 5:30 hear what he remembers from the night he was attacked from behind and left to die in the snow. u.s. navy is going old school. what they are teaching sailors to fight back against threats of cyber attacks. a doctor performs a rare surgery with incredible success. how this infant with a heart issue was treated while still in the womb.
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there is a new push to make sure teenagers know how dangerous it is to drink and drive. national highway traffic administration are using emojis to get the word out. little pictures show the less glamorous side of drinking.
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you can see a broken bottle. a car crashed into a pole. you can see a teenager in handcuffs for underage drinking. car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. a quarter of all crashes involve a teenager who was drinking. we have a link you can download all of the emojis. go to wtsp.com. it is on our app. coming back to earth after a year in space. astronaut scott kelly spent his last few days on board the international space station. kelly already broke the american record for most consecutive days in space. he is scheduled to return on tuesday capping his consecutive space days at more than 11 months. he spoke about the first thing he is going to do when he gets back to earth. >> i'll go to the astronaut crew quarters at the johnson
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of medical tests that end at 3:00 a.m. then i'm going to go home and jump in my pool. >> two daughters are waiting at home for him. his twitter accounts have been filled with amazing pictures captured during his time in space. new hope for women trying to get pregnant. where doctors perform the first- ever uterus transplant. >> reporter: st. pete police passing out free gun locks part of an initiative to stop the violence in the city. for those that live here say that is not enough. lowe's presents: how to put your foot in your mouth. man, wish my yard looked like yours. hey, the grass is always greener
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sorry. (music playing) i feel pretty (west side story) not every cake can be handcrafted in store by skilled decorators layered with fresh berries and frosted to perfection like our publix bakery chantilly cake it'll be remembered for all the right reasons.
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good evening. i'm reginald roundtree. >> i'm courtney robinson. we are on top of three big stories. a massachusetts teen who killed his math teacher will serve life in prison. he was severely mentally ill and not criminally responsible is what the defense argued. a judge called the death brutal and senseless. keep an eye out for a letter from the internal revenue service. the agency reveals twice as many taxpayers could have their personal information stolen than originally thought. nine pregnant women contracted the zica virus while traveling according to the cdc. three babies have been born here in the u.s. one was born with a brain defect. two women are still pregnant. they have not had any complications. four other pregnancies ended in miscarriage or abortion. new information tonight on

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