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"10news at 5:30" starts right now. >> good evening. i am courtney robinson. >> i am reginald roundtree. thank you so much for joining us. driving too fast. troopers say a speeding driver is to blame for a fiery crash in tampa that killed five people. two teenage rl at first some were saying the driver responsible for the crash was street racing, but investigators later ruled that out. >> tonight's big story, even though we didn't know the cause of the crash right away, many came to their own conclusions about what happened. 10news reporter jennifer titus shows you how the words you type on social media are just as hurtful as the ones that are spoken. >> reporter: this is where the crash occurred late wednesday night on mlk, but the
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rumors swirled that the driver responsible was street racing. comments are being said before anything was ever confirmed. >> a super nice guy. sweetheart. help anybody. didn't matter. he would give the shirt off his back. real good guy. just no one had anything bad to say about him. >> reporter: until now. many people who don't even know pablo cortes are trashing him on social media for street racing. something officials and friends say wasn't >> people jump to conclusions however they want to. they see a fancy car, they go, oh, street racing, just like anybody. hopefully, they realize that it wasn't that way. they drove right and it was just an accident. an accident happened. >> reporter: cortes was speeding, but speeding and racing, his friends say, are two different things, and they say the comments being made don't help anybody whose loved ones were no longer here. >> we just want people to take
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people to take away from his memory? >> be careful out there. drive safe. don't jump to conclusions until you know all the facts. pablo was an amazing person, and his memory should be respected just like anybody else's. especially the other family. i am sure they are going through a hard time. i can't even imagine what they're going through. >> reporter: so before you start commenting from the comfort of your home, you might want to think twice about how your words can cut deep. in ta 10news wtsp. >> we have also seen a lot of mudslinging on social media when it comes to the presidential election. lots of comments showing up on facebook that most people probably wouldn't say to someone's face. now, check out facebook comments about hillary clinton after yesterday's ra someone's face. now, check out facebook comments about hillary clinton after yesterday's rally in tampa. quote, maybe she'll eat a poison quake. quote, largest group of
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quote, i thought red tide was bad. the smell will only get worse. there is plenty of trump bashing, too. quote, get back on your plane and fall out of the sky. quote, they are basically asking me to help with the devil in the white house. at least this this case public figures are the ones taking the heat. right now crews are still trying to put out a fire at a warehouse near the veterans expressway. take a look at your screen. you can see that smoke hillsborough fire rescue workers tell us they heard loud explosions. they believe that may be because there are chemicals that could be inside of this warehouse. we can tell you that some cats have escaped from the building. it's possible that a monkey is trapped inside. the fire has also led to a few closures along the veterans just north of hillsborough avenue. 10news is staying on top of this and we will keep you updated on air and online at
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theft, but this is something much more. take a moment and check this out. you saw that woman getting into the subaru and taking off from a house in portland, oregon. it didn't take long for that same woman to return the car along with an explanation. it turns out she was taking a friend's car, but this taken off in the wrong red subaru. >> we found a note and wrapped inside was $30 in cash as part of an apology. it's like a bad sitc nobody would ever buy the story too because it's stupid and makes no sense and that would never happen, but it happened. >> so how did it happen? it turns out older model subaru keys sometimes work in different cars. when the owner realized her friend had taken the wrong car, she wrote the apology letter and then she gave her cash for gas. some dealers are still selling used toyotas that may
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is taking an unusual step that he says he is trying to save some lives. earl stewart decided over the summer to quit selling those recalled cars. now he is suing one of his competitors. >> another dealer in your market might say, here's earl stewart. he used to sell these cars, too. now he's decided not to and he's gonna turn around and sue us for what he used to do himself? >> exactly. exactly. that's what they are gonna say. all i'm right before, but when i realized the impact and the danger of what i was doing, i
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directions, cars cars would be disbursed. veterans expressway, he argues, are big enough to handle the extra cars. >> there is going to have to be improvements. working with the psta to improve bus transportation is one of the things we would like to do, as well. >> the rays insist they haven't narrowed down their list, so oldsmar could be a contender. the oldsmar site is one of 17 that pinellas county commissioners have suggested from the existing trop to far north as race track road and east to derby lane. there are three sites in belleair in clearwater. four others near the st. pete- clearwater airport. another four are south of therein and around karro lon. two more are downtown, including the existing stadium.
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reporter mark rivera. >> reporter: amendment 5 is simple. do you want to help give tax breaks to low-income seniors? a yet vote means a person who is 65 years or older making less than $20,000 and has a house valued at no more than $250,000 can get a break on their property taxes. once they apply for that break, the tax is fixed for the value of the home at that time. so even if their home value increases, those seniors will still get a this is only for cities and counties that have already adopted the ordinance, so it's pretty narrow. i called sarasota county. they don't have anyone eligible for that tax break right now, and they only had a handful last year. in pasco county they haven't adopted the ordinance at all, so no one there is eligible either. but in hillsborough county i found 4,500 seniors could benefit. a vote no would make low-income
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that tax break. it could mean some are priced out of the exemption of the value of their property increases. mark rivera, 10news wtsp. >> and we know it's important to you to understand what you're voting on in the next few weeks. for making it easier to understand what all of the amendments mean you can check out mark's breakdown up on our website wtsp.com. you can also see this on the free 10news app. go ahead. pack your bags. what a best places to work to maximize that vacation time. i am very excited for it. to be in my first foreign country and first plane ride. >> this show going on the road. how this marching band i moved on her like a [bleep]. you can do anything. grab them by the [bleep]
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marco rubio stands by trump and failed to show up for florida. here's what i believe in. bringing people together and reaching across the aisle to get things done. protecting social security. and building an economy that works for all of us. i'm patrick murphy and i approved this message because i'll be a senator who always works for you. amendment 1 protects consumers from scams, promotes safe solar, and is endorsed by florida's firefighters. so, why are out-of-state billionaires attacking it? because amendment 1 stops their subsidies. amendment 1 ensures that if you don't choose solar, you don't have to pay for those who do. amendment 1 blocks special subsidies
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taking a live look outside at clearwater beach, meteorologist bobby d. says the nice weather will continue on into the weekend. now, i paid him for this. so you guys enjoy it. [ laughter ] what about halloween and the trick-or- treaters? he says he'll have that trick- or-treat forecast just two minutes. >> i wonder if it will treat? manatee high school marching band members have two months left to practice. new year's eve is 65 days away. they have big plans. 10news reporter bobby lewis. >> reporter: the manatee hurricanes are prepping for a big game against newsom friday night. but just behind the bleachers the hurricane marching band is
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event. >> it's like basically what we worked for so long, is to go on the trip and have the time of our lives. >> my cousins have been on trips before and they have been talking to me about it and it seems like such a fun experience. >> reporter: every step has a purpose. every note must be on time when this band hits the streets of rome, italy. they will be the soundtrack to 2017. >> well, we are gonna be going to rome to perform in the parade for new ar senior year for me at least. >> i am very excited for it. my first foreign country and first plane ride. >> hands down, this was my best memory from high school going on an international trip. >> reporter: manatee's band made the trip to europe in 2009 to play, but no one on this current band has ever played on a stage like this. >> it's one of my best memories from high school. >> reporter: there are over 1700 yards in a mile, and over
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crunch the numbers, that's over 91,000 football fields they would have to march to get to the big performance. the number that's really on the kids' minds $3,500. the amount of money each student must raise to go. and they are all determined to do it to make sure their dream trip comes true. >> it's my last real big things for bands. band has been one the biggest impacts in my life. i would consider everyone this band like my second family. >> i'm so excited that it souner manatee high school, i am bobby lewis, 10news wtsp. >> and talk about a trip that you will never forget. memories that will last a lifetime. the band leaves for rome two months from today. the students are scheduled to visit the vatican and other local sites there in italy. tracking storms. alerting you. protecting your family. it's time for 10 weather. >> fantastic opportunity. good luck to them. guys, we have got some really nice weather out there.
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showed you the sunset at clearwater beach. beautiful. able to get better, by the way. it's warm. breezy. 83 degrees. winds east-northeast at 12 miles per hour. take a look. now, this is lakewood ranch in sarasota. you can see we have a little bit more cloud cover here. you can see the trees blowing off in the wind as well, too. but it's not gonna be very windy for the rest of the night and i think the sun will get up underneath some of those clouds around sunset and it's going to look fantastic. have your cameras ready to go. 80 to 83 degrees most there is a couple of 70s. mulberry, bartow, winter haven, frostproof upper 70s. 89 in st. pete. 884 sarasota. 82 new port richey. tarpon springs 80 degrees. odessa's 81. new tampa about 80 degrees right now. the clouds thickened up throughout the day. they are coming in from the south. there is plenty of holes out there still. we are still gonna have some sunshine, but notice what's happening to the south. the southern part of the state, the keys, especially the
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now, key largo, i will have to check the rainfall amounts. it's been raining heavy for a while and there is more rain coming in that area, but not for us. it will all stay to the south. this is tomorrow morning into about lunchtime. we still have high clouds especially south of i-4. a little sunshine in the mix. they are thinner clouds. as we get through the afternoon hours we will look for one or two showers, if that, and then the high clouds come back again. it means another great sunset tomorrow night. sunrise will be pretty at but temperatures stay just about the same. we made 85 today. we will do it again tomorrow. a couple degrees above the average of 83. the forecast highs are generally about 85, 86 degrees anywhere you go. springhill 85. same thing thonotosassa springs. new port richey 84. water temperature about 76 degrees. it's cooled off a little bit.
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84 bartow. 85 wauchula. the winds out of the east- northeast. choppy on the bay. the intracoastal is protected and the beaches of the gulf is okay. 2 to 4 feet offshore. choppy on the bay to a moderate chop. the winds will start to come down a little bit this weekend. the mornings saturday and sunday will be breezy, afternoons will be better. these are the types for friday. so after midnight tonight 1 a.m. high tide tomorrow is around 2:00 in the afternoon hours. here is that weekend forecast and it continues to be gorgeous. dry, too. mid-80s both saturday and sunday with lots of sunshine and that leads right into monday which is halloween. there you go, guys. falling down to the low 80s into the upper 70s. >> bobby d! do it, baby!
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cash, candy. [ laughter ] there it is. stuff for the kids, too, by the way. looking good next week. tuesday, wednesday, and thursday i don't see any big changes. reggie. >> outstanding. well, it's a national treasure. the discovery space shuttle nearly 40 times more missions than any sister ships and has spent a full year's worth of time in space. the shuttle was housed at the kennedy space center before it was moved up to the national air and washington, d.c. now, designers are taking more than 5,000 photos together to create a 3d scan of that shuttle. >> the goal of this project is to document this object using 3d measurement tools and deliver that to the public so schools can print it, view it online and view it in virtual
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scanning next summer with it only by 2018. it's called the most dangerous road in the country. i am dion lim. coming up tonight new at 6:00 this is a sight you see all too often, right? it's along i-4. distracted drivers. we are looking for ways to make the roads safer, and it all starts with you. my heart is heavy because he is a friend. >> i could call on him night. >> a desperate plea from friends of a convenience store clerk gunned down on the job. how you can help find the people responsible. and the search for justice. that's coming up tonight on "10news at 6.." 10news and the tampa bay lightning want to put you in the stands. watch "10news at 11" all this week for your chance to win two lower-level tickets for the
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robert kearney: i fought for my country in kosovo and iraq, and i've been a republican all my life. but i'm the father of three girls. i can't stand hearing donald trump call women pigs, dogs, and bimbos...and i sure don't want my daugers hearing it. i want my girls to grow up proud and strong, in a nation where they're valued and respected. donald trump's america is not the country i fought for. so, i'm voting for hillary clinton. hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. when powerful people need someone to do their dirty work, they hire bob buesing. how far will he go? buesing fought to foreclose assisted-living retirement homes, threatening local seniors with homelessness. then, buesing defended wells fargo against charges of helping a ponzi-schemer swindle millions.
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i've seen what can happen as the result of hate. my son matt was murdered in laramie, wyoming, in 1998. he was befriended by two men in a bar who pretended to be gay. they offered him a ride home, and when he was in their car, they robbed him and beat him. they drove matt out to the prairie and tied him to a split-rail fence, then beat him some more and left him for dead. in the aftermath of matt's death, my family saw the best of america in the love and support we were shown. so when i see the hate that donald trump has brought to his campaign for president, it terrifies me. i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell ya. ahh, i don't know what i said, uhh, i don't remember. he's a mexican. i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody, and i wouldn't... words have an influence. violence causes pain. hate can rip us apart.
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oh, i want a beer, a margarita, whatever. >> i want apina colada. >> sit on the beach, reggie. a little staycation. on. [ laughter ]. >> whether you vacation at the beach or take it north, hard to get vacation time off from work. you know how that goes? some companies are making it easy to balance work with a vacation life. >> the top 25 companies for
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review. >> topping the list is a biotechnology company amgen. employees there pack their bags for three weeks of vacation and two additional weeks around the 4th of july and christmas. now, coming in at number two is memorial sloan kettering cancer center. employees are not only encouraged to take breaks at work, they can take 20 vacation days in addition to sick days, and personal days. >> wow. >> number three, the swedish furniture store ikea. new employees automatically get three weeks of vacation right off the bat. then you quickly get more, five weeks per year after five years, seven weeks per year after ten years. google and monsanto company round out the top five. >> just because you have
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a u.s. travel association report found that last year though those who didn't take a break had on average about ten and a half vacation days that they didn't use. >> unbelievable. >> managers were more likely to leave those days on the table, which you can kind of believe there. that is why some companies are moving towards unlimited days. >> i vote in my job, i see a lot of fires that could've been stopped before they started. that's why florida's firefighters support amendment 1. amendment 1 does solar the right way, commonsense safeguards for the health, safety and welfare
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for the sunshine state.
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are on one of the most dangerous roads in the country, but what can be done to fix it? a convenience store clerk known for putting smiles on faces killed on the job. now the search is on for the people in this surveillance video. a rapper busted for kicking a fan, but is his punishment fair? you be the one to decide. "10news at 6" starts right now. >> right off the bat wee taken a highway to get around florida, but this might make you think twice. three of our major interstates are in the top ten deadliest in the entire nation. we're talking about i-4. also 95 and, finally, i-10. i-4, which actually runs directly through our area, took the top spot with more than one death per mile in the past six years. >> now, let's put this into perspective.
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i-95 which runs from miami all the way up the east coast of the u.s. was named the fifth deadliest. that's nearly 2,000 miles. i-10 is 2500 miles of highway from northern florida to california, was the seventh deadliest. both of them far longer than i- 4, which runs 132 miles. so according to statistics that means you're more likely to get in a deadly crash headg disney world rather than disneyland all the way in california. so why is i-4 so dangerous, and what can we do to make it safer? we have got 10news team coverage tonight. 10news reporter garin flowers is looking for answers and can anything be done to make it safer? first, jenny dean live along i- 4 where she has been keeping an eye out for dangerous driving, and jenny, what have you seen?

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