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good morning and welcome to 10 news this morning. i'm allison kropff. and i'm ian reitz. today, a funeral will be held for a hillsborough county deputy killed in a wrong-way crash over the weekend. 10news reporter emerald morrow is live at the hillsborough county sheriff's office law enforcement memorial in ybor city. emerald, there's already been an outpouring of support for deputy john kotfila and his family. -yes, it's amazing how deputies rally
keep each other lifted up in times like this. - right now.the flags here are at half-staff - and flowers lay at the feet of this fallen heroes memorial in honor of deputy kot-fee-lah.. ...who lost his life early saturday morning during a terrible head-on collision on the selmon expressway - what makes this especially sad is...sheriff's officials say he had just left tampa general hospital after investigating a crash when a wrong-way driver on the selmon hit him - not only that...but as a traffic accident investigator...deputy kot-fee-lah spent his days working on the very thing that killed him. - he had been with the sheriff's office for six years...and was just 30 years old
ones will mourn not just a man who lost his life too soon.but a man who gave six years of his life serving and protecting others.but the funeral is going to be at st. timothy's church in lutz at 1... with an open visitation starting at 11. and if you're moved to make a contribution in the deputy's honor, i'll tell you how you can do that coming up at 5:30. live in ybor city, emerald morrow, 10news, wtsp. the funeral is private, but the family is allowing a camera inside. if you would like to watch, we will be streaming it on our app. right now, tampa police are searching for a 10-year-old who ran away from home. they say carmarion preyton has a medical condition and does not have his medication on him. he was last seen in the area of 11th street and juneau street wearing a red, black, grey colored shirt and black shorts. if you see him, call tampa police. the political showdown over the new supreme court nominee continues this morning on capitol hill. merrick garland is expected to continue making courtesy calls to senators today, a day after meeting with key democratic leaders.
republicans opposed to granting him a confirmation hearing. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell labeled the visit a stunt orchestrated by the white house. former presidential contender marco rubio also stood firm: the white house says it will set up meetings with other senators when lawmakers return from their easter recess in two weeks. this morning the f-b-i is investigating a piece of suspicious mail sent to the trump parc east tower in new york city. the mailing was addressed to donald trump's son, erik. reports are the postmark was from massachusetts. polk county deputies need your help finding the person who stole a car with a toddler inside! this morning they want to speak with this man they are calling a suspect. deputies say a woman was supposed to be watching the 2- year-old boy. but she left him in her car with the keys in the ignition while she went in the "mulberry pharmacy on north church avenue." when she came out, the child and car were gone. the car was found with the child still inside-- just down the street at
developing out of sarasota county.. a firefighter faces up to 15 years in prison. investigators say 43-year-old aaron key persuaded an underage female to text him naked pictures. a sarasota county spokesperson says right now.. key is on paid administrative leave while the county gathers facts related to the case. incredible aerial acrobats, sleek fighter jets and parachutes shooting through the sky. when you see this, you know tampa bay air fest is back. 10news reporter force base. trouble funding this big event in previous years but this year its back and it's expected to be better than ever. yes, more aircrafts, more stunts-- and a show produced by the same team that coordinated the super bowl half time show. and the best part: getting through these gates, won't
airfest is free to get in and free to park. nearly 200-thousand people will come on base this weekend to watch the show. it will be the first time the event has been held in two years, budget cuts have forced organizers to cancel or slim down shows over the last few years. coming up-- i'm looking into what you can bring into airfest, and the one thing you absolutely shouldn't bring because it'll thousands of dollars if you do. live at macdill air force base, sarah hollenbeck, 10news wtsp as early as today, tampa mayor bob buckhorn could sign off on a new plan to ease up on the penalties for pot. the council would allow police to give someone a instead of charging them with a that's if they are than 20 grams of marijuana. the first time is a 75-dollar fine, the each following offense.. maxing out at 450- bucks. officers still have the discretion to arrest someone.
new ordinance will ease the stress on the court system... and save some from a life-long criminal record. last year, tpd arrested more than 1800 people for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana. the f-b-i says a student who went on a stabbing spree at the university of california, merced last year was inspired by an islamic terrorist group's website. police say faisal mohammad stabbed four people in november, then campus police shot and killed him. the fbi says mohammad had a backpack filled with a two page plan, a photocopy of an isil flag and tools intended to do more damage. investigators say he was kicked out of a study group and then plotted the attack for at least a week. they found mohammad reached out to these extremist groups but never got a
morning...an iowa state university student is recovering after falling out of a window while sleeping. it happened a couple hours ago. the student fell three stories out of an on campus apartment. someone called 9-1-1 after hearing her scream for help. university police are investigating, but say no drugs or alcohol were involved. we know it's usually warmer here than most places during the winter.. but this past february was one of the hottest across the globe! the national oceanic and atmospheric administration says for the 10th straight month, heat records were smashed again. february's temperatures were more than two degrees above average. that kind of spike is considered "unprecedented." el nino is fueling much of the record- breaking heat, which could last a few more months. an emergency landing for passengers aboard an american airlines flight, all because of mother nature! what forced the plane to land at j-f-k when it was supposed to land at laguardia. ## after failing several times and spending thousands of dollars, one oregon town may have solved their sea
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his bike didn't have lights on when it collided with a ford escape thursday night. ravens coach john harbaugh called the news "devastating." walker was drafted in 2015 and for the ravens last season. two firefighters were hurt while battling a house fire in tacoma, washington. one had equipment failure inside the home and another medical issue. thursday afternoon was sparking on the roof. more than two dozen firefighters were on scene. the seton hall basketball team may be returning home after a disappointing loss in the n-c- double-a tournament, but one player just made history. guard derrick gordon became the first openly gay player to play in the tournament last night against gonzaga. afterwards, gordon tweeted his appreciation for people who believed in him-- saying he was very thankful. an ocean front town in oregon is tired of sea lions causing damage, so they are using an interesting tactic to scare them away. check this out.. air dancers have
st. patrick's day may be still celebrate this the big event going on in you do not want you and your family missing out on. but first, you may be guilty of this, maybe spending a little too much at 5:25, the surprising amount we spent last year. a live look this morning at hillsborough county sheriff's office law memorial in ybor city where flags are half hillsborough deputy 30-year-old john killed in a wrong- way crash. his funeral today is going to be at st. timothy's church in lutz at 1... with an open visitation starting at
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spent a record 60 billion dollars on their pets last year. driving the increase was a 12 percent rise in spending on grooming, boarding and training. millennials and baby boomers helped lead the surge. this is a great story about generosity in our area.. oldest children's tremendous gift this the family of former publix president joe k. baptist children's home five million his family says this gift was exactly what their father was about: helping the disadvantaged. the group say the gift will be placed in an endowment fund that provides services to children who are neglected, abandoned and abused. rays are only four days away from playing a historic game in cuba. up with some of the players on their thoughts about the stands. but first, flight to the big terrifying next, what forced a pilot to land at
good morning, it's i'm allison kropff. and i'm ian reitz. in just a few hours...loved ones will honor the fallen hillsborough crash. 10news reporter live at the hillsborough county sheriff's office law enforcement memorial in ybor city. emerald, we're expecting a huge turnout of people paying their respects.