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i'm allison kropff. and i'm ian reitz. breaking news right now-- florida highway patrol are directing drivers around a fatal crash on the nb lanes of the howard franklin. a tow truck driver was hit and killed. 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is on scene. sarah, is this slowing down traffic? it's not slowing things down too much. 2 lanes are still open around this scene and you can see traffic whizzing by. fhp troopers tell me a tow truck driver was hooking up a disabled suv on the side of the road when a black volkswagon hit and killed the tow truck driver then sped off. troopers are looking for that driver right now- the black volkswagon will have heavy damage to the right side. ironically, fhp's hit and run campaign kicks off today urging drivers to never leave the scene of the crash-- because investigators can and will find you. 10investigates
number of drivers who don't move over for tow truck drivers. sh 92-thousand hit and run crashes in florida last year. this crash could take hours to clear. sh 10news wtsp we are just one month away from the florida primary.. that happens on but time is running able to vote. the application is online if you visit your county's website. but it has to be at the county's superviser of by tomorrow. florida is considered a closed state.. so you have to republican or
only vote for your party's candidates. a high turnout is expected from all over the state. this morning republicans and democrats are at odds with who president obama should nominate to replace u-s supreme court justice antonin scalia. scalia was known for his conservative values. with several issues to be decided over the next few months, the supreme court is even between conservatives and liberals. scalia passed away over the weekend from natural causes at a texas ranch. his body was taken to virginia early this morning. police in mississippi are questioning two men they say shot an officer in the head. corporal derrick couch is in critical condition. law enforcement say this surveillance video shows the moments leading up to the shooting on saturday night. they reportedly robbed the convenience store. corporal couch stopped the men to question them and that's when one of them pulled out a gun and fired a shot.
men saw the surveillance video and turned his son into police on sunday. developing out of st. petersburg...police are trying to figure out how an unregistered gun, got into the hands of a four year old. that child fired a shot. police say the boy had been playing outside a home on yale street south on sunday when he chased a cat under the house. the boy found a gun hidden in a crawl space. he took it onto the porch and fired one round into the ground. the boy's family says the gun does not belong to them. investigators believe someone may have tossed the gun under the home to hide it. right now.. police in bradenton are looking for the people responsible for shooting two wild animals. we want to warn you, the images might be hard to see. first, wildlife officials responded to a call about a duck swimming in the water with an arrow sticking out of it! then, a second call.. about a racoon also shot with an arrow. vets rushed to try to perform emergency surgery on the racoon, but it died before the operation. wildlife officials say
anyone involved in the shooting, to reach out to them. a health alert to tell you about this morning about air pollution. doctors in british columbia say it's the fourth highest risk factor for death around the world. more than five and half million people are said to die prematurely every year from poor air quality. more than half of those deaths happen in the world's fastest growing economies of china and india. a new laser technology is helping people get rid of their unwanted tattoos. doctors say the latest f-d-a approved technology called "piqo4" is more effective and anything else on the market. the number of treatments depends on the color and size of the tattoo, but redness and don't experience major side effects.
one person's progress. the treatment can cost several hundred dollars a session. doctors say if you're thinking of getting a tattoo, designs done in dark green or black ink are the easiest to remove later on. just one week after winning the super bowl with the denver broncos.. peyton manning is making headlines once again. he's back in the news for a sexual harrassment lawsuit dating back to his days back at the university of tennessee. the lawsuit.. filed last week by six unidentified women.. says that the university violated title 9 regulations over reports of sexual assaults by student athletes. it includes an incident that reportedly occured in 1996 involving manning and a female trainer. that trainer previously sued manning twice.. boths lawsuits were settled. good news if you need to fill up your gas tank this morning, prices at the pump are still low as they were back in 2009. right now the national average is at about 1.70 per gallon. the average in florida is slightly higher at about 1.75
but take a look at the tampa/st. petersburg average: at just 1.68 per gallon, with many places still seeing in the low 1.60's! something you won't want to miss.. the first space-x launch of 2016 at cape canaveral has been scheduled for the morning of february 24th. falcon 9 will attempt to land on an ocean platform for the fourth time. this is video from the attempt last month off the coast of california.. where one of the boosters landing legs broke causing an explosion. creaters believe they have fixed what went wrong during that landing. still ahead, a man fined for not showing up to work for six years. how the city discovered his absence when they wanted to award him for his services. and a wild monkey captured in pasco county. where officials believe this mystery monkey came from and why he was out looking for love. coming up tonight on c-b-s primetime.. the 58th annual grammy awards. that kicks off at 8:00. then catch 10
the death of u-s supreme court justice antonin scalia is sending shock waves through the nation's conservatives are demanding that president obama not replace him in right now the court is evenly divided between liberals and conservatives. the cases up next for the court rights, affirmative action and voting rights. a month from today florida voters will get the chance want as their next president in the state's primary. if you haven't registered to vote yet, there is still time. the application is available online for each county.. but you have to register by tomorrow. keep in mind
register as a republican or democrat in order to vote....and you can only vote for the candidate in the party you register with. tonight is the biggest night of the year for music. it's the 58th annual grammy awards and you can catch them right here on 10 news starting at 8:00. taylor swift will be performing to kick off the awards show. she's nominated in seven categories. other performers include lady gaga, adele, justin beiber and the remaining members of the band the eagles will pay tribute to glenn frey who passed away last month. a man was fined this week after officials discovered he hadn't shown up to work for at least six years. --it was only discovered that when the deputy mayor attempted to give him an award for 20 years of "loyal and dedicated" service in 2010. --the mayor thought "where is this man...is he still there? has he retired?" --turns out he hadn't been in his office for at least six years and had done "absolutely no work" between 2007 and 2010. --he was supposed to be supervising the construction of a water treatment
--investigation looked into this...and fined him 30,000...equal to one year salary ## looking for love in all the wrong places. a wild monkey was captured in a pasco county neighborhood on sunday. appropriately named "valentine" the monkey was captured after being hit with a tranquilizer dart. valentine is likely a cousin of the famous "mystery monkey of tampa bay" cornelius that was captured by the same team in 2012. wildlife experts believe valentine was trying to find a mate after being kicked out of his troop by a dominant male.
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wedding, wallet hub says you don't have to go far for the best city. orlando scored the number one spot for best city to get married. las vegas was second. atlanta--third. and tampa came in fourth! the report compared the cost of a wedding, wedding facilities and services and activites and attractions across 150 u-s cities. a valentine's day tradition for the seattle aquarium was a little different this year. every year the aquarium tries to match two sea creatures, but there was no love connection for "kong the octopus." because kong is seventy pounds and his potential mates
wouldn't be safe to put them together. today kong will be set free to find love in the wild. if voting for the grammy awards was based on shazams we'd already know some of the winners. the music app says ed sheeran would win record of the year if the number of shazams an artist got were the determining factor. "uptown funk" by mark ronson and bruno mars would win pop duo and group performance. and meghan trainor would win best new artist. coming up on 10 news this morning.. right now troopers are searching for a person who hit and killed a tow truck driver on the howard frankland and then took off. and the first phase of the massive expansion project at
we are seeing relatively comfortable temperatures out there. temperatures in the 50s. rapidly seeing numbers rebounding into the 60s by 10:00. 50 degrees in tampa. dew points are coming back up. we'll be tracking thunderstorm chances tonight. more on the timing in your full forecast. hot spots at 6:00 on your monday morning. good morning pinellas county. all eastbound lanes of ulmerton road are closed after a serious accident at carol parkway. if you are heading in that direction take roosevelt boulevard. someone was killed in a serious accident on howard frankland bridge north into tampa. coming up in less than ten minutes i'll have drive times for you. good monday morning.