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good morning and welcome to 10 news this morning. i'm allison kropff. and i'm ian reitz. we want to start with an update to a story we've been on top of since overnight monday. this morning...a 36-year-old tampa woman will be in court this afternoon...after a deadly hit-and-run on the howard frankland bridge. 10 news reporter is live at the pinellas county jail. emerald , this isn't the first time allison
law. not at all. we pulled huffman's arrest record...and as you can see, it's pretty lengthy. she's been in and out of jail quite a bit...three times for her driving record. huffman has been arrested three times in hillsborough county for drinking and driving. but even with all those arrests, she still has a valid driver's license. unfortunately, that's the case for a lot of people in florida who've gotten multiple duis. 10 investigates reported last year that there are more than 113 thousand people on the road right now who have three duis on their record. and that has a lot of people upset. this time, though...chances are she won't get off as easily. she's facing felony charges and at least four years in prison
scene where someone died. and the crazy part of all this is that the accident happened just as fhp was kicking off its hit- and-run awareness week campaign. i'm going through what fhp wants you to know, and i'm hoping to have that for you at 5:30. live at the pinellas county jail, emerald morrow, 10news, wtsp. parts of the south, including areas in florida, are cleaning up this morning after severe weather hit on monday. there are reports that 16 possible tornadoes touched down. dashcam from a police car in florida shows one twister on the ground. another apparent tornado plowed through the town of johnsonville, alabama tossing debris everywhere. in mississippi, the storm damaged the roof of this school, which as you can imagine, was terrifying for students. right now...icy
making travel very difficult up and down the east coast. take a look at this video out of virginia. you can see lots of ice on the roads. one family driving from new york to florida says they couldn't escape the dangerous driving conditions. a spokesperson for the virginia department of transportation says they are telling people to stay home if they can.. but if they need to be out, to take it slow. and make sure that if you are heading out of t-i-a to check your flight status. you can do that by going to the travel section of our website, w-t-s-p dot com, then click on flight status. new this morning, no autopsy will be performed on supreme court justice a texas judge changed her mind scalia's doctor, deciding that it wasn't needed. says he will name a replacement, but not this week while the senate is out. scalia was 79- years-old. happening today-- a big debate in should transgender students be allowed to use the bathroom
10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is live at pine view school in osprey. sarah that's the school where these changes started. yes, a 17-year-old student who goes to school here at pine view worked with the district administration to change the policy here at the school. now transgender students can use the bathroom they feel they belong in-- not necessarily the gender they were born with. this is nate quinn, the student who started this movement. today-- the sarasota county school board will discuss possibly making the transgender bathroom policy district wide. but not everyone is for it-- at the last school board meeting more than 175 people crowded in to speak up. the school board members haven't publicly talked about this issue-- but today-- we'll hear their opinions for the first time. here's what i'm working on right now-- there's a big reason you could see
very soon at other schools and public places. i'm digging into that now and will have it for you at 5-30. live in sarasota county, sarah hollenbeck, 10news wtsp an investigation is underway this morning to find out underway this morning to find out what caused a house fire in north port. it happened just after 11:00 p-m on coker road, just east of sumter boulevard. the homeowner was inside at the time but got out safely. thankfully, no one was hurt as crews fought the flames. if you plan on voting in the florida primary election next month you do not want to miss this deadline. today is the last day to turn in your application to your county's supervisor of elections office. we have that information for you on our website, w-t- s-p dot com. remember, you will have to register as a republican or democrat and you will only be able to vote for a candidate from that party. happening today.. a series of hearings will begin in jacksonville over the sinking of the cargo ship, el faro. the u-s coast guard is looking to see whether misconduct or negligence over safety inspections contributed to the ship sinking near the bahamas last fall. all 33 crew members on board died. the ship was headed to puerto rico while hurricane joaquin was
atlantic. the captain reportedly tried to out-run the storm and lost power. pope francis is back in mexico city this morning after spending the day on mexico's southern border. today he will visit morelia, which has been a hot spot of drug violence in recent years. tens of thousands are expected to turn out to hear him at a stadium gathering. tomorrow the pope heads to ciudad juarez...to hold a mass along the us/mexico border. the parties for the 58th annual grammy awards may just be wrapping up now. hip hop's kendrick lamar walked away with the most grammys at 5, but taylor swift nabbed three trophies. "1989" earned the singer her second career grammy for the album of the year. during her acceptance speech, she urged young
in their way. mark ronson and bruno mars' "uptown funk" won record of the year. best new artist went to meghan trainor. chris stapleton, ed sheeran, who won song of the year, alabama shakes, and justin bieber were among several artists who won their first grammys. a plane heading to seattle makes an unexpected stop. at 5:32, the tense 16-minute flight for passengers. but first, the investigation continues this morning into what caused a truck driver to drive off i- 95 in miami.
the first time in five decades. after the agrement is signed, u-s airlines can start submitting applications for daily flights into havana and nine other cities in cuba. listen to this, researchers say changes in the climate could mean flights from london to new york will take longer. researchers say changing temperatures will make the jet stream faster, so flights from new york to london will be quicker than ever at five hours, but the return trip could last about seven. the additional hours spent in the air means about 22 million dollars more for fuel costs. take a look at this video out of snoqualmie falls raging in washington state. there are flood alerts for several rivers after heavy rains in the area. no one has been hurt, but the red cross is helping people forced out of their homes. crews are working to open several roads in the area that were closed after flooding. an investigation is underway this morning after a garbage truck landed in a miami park. the driver drove off the the ramp of i-95 and landed right there. witnesses say it sounded like a bomb went off.
announced it will launch four new s- u-v's over the next four years. ford also says it as no plans to eliminate any models. the nation's number two automaker already has the nation's best selling s-u-v with the explorer. if you or someone your know has chronic pain like fibromyalgia, you could benefit from acupuncture. researchers in europe say people with at least nine consecutive weeks of acupuncture sessions reported significantly less paineven up to a year later. just when the hype of the latest star wars movie starts to dwindle, disney gives fans a big surprise. the first teaser trailer was released for episode eight. filming is underway for the still-unnamed sequel to last year's blockbuster, "the force awakens." mark hamill returns as luke skywalker. it's also been revealed that oscar-winner benicio del toro and actress laura dern have joined the cast. episode eight is expected to hit theaters in december 2017. the 58th annual
showcasing great music this year. it was a time to reflect on music legends that were taken too soon. but first, scary moments for passengers on a flight to seattle as pilots report smoke in the cockpit. don't forget, you can always take 10 news with you just download the 10 can always take 10 news with you just download the 10 news app. it's a fast look at breaking news, weather and traffic - and get alerts so you won't miss a thing. search wtsp 10
and i'm ian reitz. this morning--a tampa woman is behind bars in pinellas county for her alleged role in a hit-and-run that killed a tow truck driver on the howard frankland bridge. 36-year-old allison huffman is facing felony charges for the crime... and is currently being held without bond. 10news reporter emerald morrow is live at the pinellas county jail... emerald...after a long day of hiding out...she was finally taken in overnight. - yeah, she came right through this area after authorities spent all day looking for her. - we got video of her arrest... - this is her sitting in the car talking with a state trooper before heading into the jail - it's a place she's no stranger to - she has a lengthy criminal history that includes three trips to jail for drinking