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kropff. and i'm ian reitz. it's hands down one of the most annoying things you can imagine: scam calls. this morning-- many of you are reaching out to us -- relieved to hear federal investigators are cracking down on some of the worst scam artists in history. 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is live in the nwsroom. sarah, at one point the better business bureau says they were getting 200 calls a week about this irs scam. yes, and that's just counting the people who actually took the time to report it. this morning-- investigators are thanking a rip off callers, and helping them make 56 arrests. investigators only wish they could have caught them sooner. at least 15- thousand people forked over $300 million bucks to scammers claiming to be with the irs or immigration enforcement. they targeted mostly older americans and immigrants-- and threatened them with large fines, lawsuits and jail time if they didn't pay their phony tax
it happened to mary van essendelft...a grandmother who was scammed out of 100-thousand dollars. the fake irs agent told her that her grown son with special needs hadn't paid taxes in a decade--- and if he didn't pay, he'd be thrown in jail. most of the arrests in this scam are in india, but there were some scammers arrested in 8 us states--- including 3 here in florida. here's what i'm digging into at 6--- if you were scammed or you know someone who was, will you be getting your money back now that these scammers have been arrested? plus--- how did the scammers know so much about their victims? i'm getting those answers for you and will have them in 30 minutes. allison...... while both presidential candidates hit the campaign trail today, n-t-s-b investigators will begin examining what caused a plane carrying republican vice presidential
to skid off the runway. it happened thursday night as it landed at new york's laguardia airport in heavy rain. no one on board was hurt. it's the second of two property tax break initiatives up for your vote in less than two weeks. 10news political reporter mark rivera breaks down how amendment 5 could help some of the most
amendment 5 is pretty simple. do you want to give a tax break to help the most vulnerable in your community. amendment 5 is pretty simple. do you want to give a tax break to help low income seniors? a yes vote means a person who is 65 or older, makes less than 20-thousand dollars, and has a house valued at no more than 250- thousand dollars can get a break on their property taxes. once they apply - the tax break is fixed for that home value. so, even if their home value increases those seniors will still get a tax break. this is only for cities and counties that have already adopted the or they have no one eligible for the tax break right now...and only had a handful last year. in pasco - they haven't even adopted the ordinance, so no one there is eligible either. but in hillsborough about 45-hundred seniors could benefit. a vote no would make low income seniors re-apply every year for their tax break and could mean some would be priced out of the exemption if their property value increases. we know it's important to you to understand what you're voting on. we're making it easier to understand what all the amendments mean. you can check out mark's breakdown of all of them up for your vote on w-t-s-p dot com and on the free 10 news app. if you're ready to get your holiday shopping done, you don't have to wait until black friday to score some great deals. 10news reporter emerald morrow is live at westshore plaza in tampa. emerald, some retailers are offering deals as early as next week. yeah, and this has
comes to scoring those black friday deals earlier and earlier. for most people, shopping online is so much easier and more convenient than coming here to the mall, waiting in line and fighting the crowds. and starting on november first, amazon will be rolling out some of its black friday deals. this is well ahead of both black friday and cyber monday. and here's think about. if more people are shopping earlier and shopping online, will it be easier to get around the malls on black friday and the rest of the holiday season and should you take advantage of that? we'll talk more about that, coming up at 6. back to you. up at 6. back to you.
expressway is now open and clear this morning. on thursday night -- there was smoke from a massive two alarm fire that shut down the northbound lanes in the middle of rush hour. when crews got ot the 14-tousand square foot cleaning supply warehouse -- it looked like this -- fully engulfed. making matters worse. the owner also kept dogs, cats, birds, and even a marmoset monkey named ringo. from his animal rescue on sadly, many of the animals including that monkey did not make it out alive. the building and its contents were also uninsured. the owner estimates his losses at 1 and a half million dollars and says while he will salvage what he can. he likely will not rebuild. several rescue dogs did make it out of the building alive.
the family, you could check out megacon in tampa. the sci-fi and gaming convention runs today through sunday and has a little bit of everything, from celebrity guests to shopping and seminars. it's at the tampa bay convention center. the hours are different everyday, so go to w-t-s-p dot com for the list. and this will get you into the holiday spirit. the city of clearwater is hosting the second annual downtown funk celebration tonight. it's from 7:00 to 11:00. make sure you wear a costume because there are contests, music, food and a beer crawl. many things halloween, but food allergies don't have to be one of them. an allergist has some tips for parents of children with food allergies on how to come prepared with a few tricks and treats of their own. the most common food allergies are milk, eggs, wheat, soy, and peanuts. chocolate is the most worrisome because it contains several allergens. it's important to talk with your kids about what not to eat on halloween is critical. if your kid is allergic, one of the things you can do is give safe treats to your neighbors so there's an allergy
another idea is to have safe treats at home so when kids return from trick or treating. that way they can trade snacks that contain an allergen for something safe to eat. and if you are looking to give away other treats this halloween, doctors recommend pencils, glow in the dark items, or toys. this is really cool. this is really cool. 24 countries and the european union agreed to create the world's largest marine park in the antarctic ocean. it will cover about 600-thousand square miles of ocean there. to help conserve the animal population, the area would be protected from commercial fishing for 35 years! scientists and
in global efforts to protect marine diversity. a woman in illinois is living proof that with determination, you can do anything you want. coming up, we'll share her story and how she keeps herself away from the doctors. coming up tonight on 10 news and c-b-s. starting at 8:00 macgyver, followed by hawaii five-o at 9. at 9, all new blue bloods. then tune in to 10 news at 11. don't forget to stay up for the late show with stephen colbert and his
if you're just joining us this morning, here are some of the stories we're staying on top of for you. many have gotten calls from scammers telling you they are with the i-r-s.. and now the feds are getting their revenge. a raid in mumbai, india ended with more than 60 people arrested. the raid happened on october sixth..
has been a huge drop in the number of scam calls in the united states. we are just four weeks away from black friday, but to many of us it's just another day. a new study says we are choosing to stay home during the thanksgiving weekend and wait until december to do our holiday shopping. in 2015.. the saturday before christmas was the busiest shopping day of the year. with christmas falling on a sunday this year.. many people think that the friday before could be the busiest this year. n-t-s-b investigators will begin examining what caused a plane carrying republican vice presidential nominee mike pence...to skid off the runway thursday night. after it happened donald trump and hillary clinton both expressed relief that everyone was okay. trump, who campaigned in ohio thursday, rallies support in new hampshire, maine and iowa today. clinton holds two events in iowa after campaigning
show from a decade or so ago -- is coming back. --raven symon will reunite with the disney channel to develop a modern spinoff of "that's so raven". --the show ran from 2003 to 2007. --symon will reprise her title role as raven baxter...she'll be a divorced mom with two tweens of her own. --latest reboot of popular shows from year's past including reboot of girl meets world -- spin off of boy meets world. --also something else to watch for -- december 9 brings the second season of netflix's fuller house. --that reunited most of the cast of abc's '90s comedy with candace cameron bure's grown-up dj tanner taking center stage. --holiday episodes? this is a great
number. this is marla mast and at 82 years old, she is a tai chi master. thirty years ago, marla got arthritis. that made it tough for her to do everyday tasks. she tried walking and swimming, but none of that worked for her, until her doctor recommended tai chi. marla says that as long as she is healthy, she will continue with her classes. marla says that as long as she is healthy, she will continue with her
the ledger we have a lot to get to here on 10 news this morning. did a comment by st. pete's mayor scare off donald trump? what mayor kriseman is saying this morning. and we are so excited to be live at anclote high school! what makes this school so special. we are working on all those stories, plus kate has your forecast and we'll check out how the morning commute looks, all coming up on 10
upcoming film. the ad shows off the safety features of the car as it confronts all sorts of star wars characters. from imperial storm troopers to droids. the cbs drama elementary is reaching a television mileston this weekend. the show, starring johnny lee miller and lucy liu marks its 100th episode this sunday. in the episode, captain gregson lobbies to include holmes and watson in all the praise his unit is receiving. but even despite all that, holmes and watson still have a murder to
but you know what? i could use a hand. hey! we hear you! it's why a-a-r-p is supporting family caregivers like you with free tools and resources. and we're making our community an even better place to live, work and play for people of all ages. if you don't think "this is right for me" good friday morning to you. we are off to a gorgeous start. the weekend is almost here.
low 70s, partly sunny skies, and by 10:00 in the morning already warming up to 76 degrees. once again temperatures will top out in the low-to-mid 80s do you remember the afternoon. laura, how are the roads looking this morning? [ inaudible -- too far from mic] this is "10news this morning" at 6:00. good friday morning to you. welcome to "10news this morning." >> glad you are with us this morning. we are live at our school of the week perdomo. vice president mike pence shaken up after his plane skids off the runway in new york. and is black friday a thing