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from cuba to canada is ripping apart homes and lives. the parents of a 3 charges after making up a story being taken in a stolen car. plus, the latest way hackers are breaking in to your computer. good morning and welcome to "10 news early morning." i'm ian reitz.. lets get a look at #10weather with meteorologist bobby deskins.
the clean up will take weeks or months.to repair what the ef 1 tornado packing winds up to 110 miles per hour destroyed in minutes or less. sot..23:36:35 " there was a burst! before you knew it, it was going to blow us off the couch." robert and linda killian were watching a movie around 2 pm when the wind picked up. sot..23:34:50 "the bahama shutters were shaking really bad." just as they closed the windows.they realized. sot..23:36:57 "it's coming. i yelled it's a tornado it's hitting us gotta hide somewhere by that time it was over." the tornado ripped apart the patio robert rebuilt himself after hurricane charlie hit nearly 12 years ago. sot..23:36:06 "we start over once again." they have company..the killians home is one of 30 damaged..charlotte county emergency officials estimate 11 homes are uninhabitable. nats..cutting trees..or nats of cleanup the tornado's path of destruction stretched more than 2 miles.the twister shredded roofs, took down power lines and trees.blew away pool cages..and
hurt. sot...23:37: 31 "it happened, we're alive we're lucky." standup 23:45:45 "more than 700 customers are still without power. fpl hopes to restore their power by early morning. in punta gorda isabel mascarenas 10 news wtsp" the hillsborough county commission is gridlocked-- in how they'll pay for billions in "critical transportation needs." everything is on the table. and as 10 news reporter jonathan petramala learned -- that includes-- how much you pay at the pump. hillsborough county is running out of time to fund transportation needs that are billion dollars. the only hope to come close to funding it is a half cent sales tax but there's a problem voters would have cent tax in a referendum in november just as the pressure
but even that wouldn't put enough in the tank for the counties transportation needs development drove this problem...so now the wheels are turning in how to pay to fix it. in hillsborough county, jonathan petramala, 10 news wtsp in hillsborough county, "48 cents a gallon" goes to federal, state and local taxes. commissioners have more workshops scheduled on the budget. new information this morning about a story that concerned a lot of you. this is about a reportedly missing 3-year-old clearwater boy taken in a stolen car.
mom and dad are facing charges... accused of making the whole story up. investigators say it turns out the boy had been at day care. the police chief's upset the parents continued the charade for 3 hours... using resources to find the child. that included a chase up us 19, tracking the suspected stolen car with gps. that driver is now in jail for not pulling over and putting others in danger. the boy and his 4- year-old sister are now in their grandmother's custody. time now for headlines around the nation and the world. this is your 60 second scan. flint may soon see some help. the senate has reached a tentative deal to supply 250- million in aid to the city.
money would go to "fixing and replacing" the city's pipes. the white house is considering "nevada governor brian sandoval" to fill the supreme court vacancy. that's according to inside sources. the republican is a "former federal judge"-- but stepped down from the bench in 2009-- to run for governor. in florida: three pregnant women have tested positive for the zika virus...after they traveled abroad. health officials also say the number of zika cases being spread through sex has increased. spreading through latin america. scientists are studying the virus' possible connection to birth defects in babies. 13-people have been sick--and five were hospitalized after a salmonella outbreak. health officials believe it may be linked to "alfalfa sprouts"-- produced by sweetwater farms. no one in florida has gotten sick. the company has issued a nationwide recall. a brand new mexican restaurant is closed after a 10news investigation leads heath inspectors to find rodent droppings-- in
pericos cantina. just opened this past fall. on 4th street north in st. petersburg. they've already been closed down once by the state. now. 10investigates beau zimmer is uncovering more major violations. that could make customers sick. it's an emergency. restaurant red alert. 00-06 4th street north st. petersburg last night. perico's mexican restaurant was open for business. 17:23 the spicey foods. if they got it. i love it. customers many of them first time visitors. had no idea. about this location's emergency closure just last week. a state health inspector documenting 30 violations. including hundreds of rodent droppings. all over the kitchen. inside a pan. on top of the oven. . on food storage containers, more than 150 in the dish area. uncountable amounts behind the
even one in with the squeeze bottles. 1:26 there is nobody here no. okay, so there's no manager here right now? no. no. i don't think you should do that. it's not authorized. there's nobody here responsible right now. okay. is there somewhere we could reach the owner? i don't think so. 10investigates tried to talk to management about what was being done to get the problems under control. but employees denied there were any issues. 4:22 what about all the rodent droppings going on in this restaurant. have they been cleaned up? you're doing something wrong because you don't have any reason to say that. but take a look at this. the rodent droppings we started spotting in the wait station area. and followed like bread crumbs straight into the kitchen. 8:21 can you give me your phone number? stop doing that please. are you on the phone with the owner right now because there are rodent droppings all over the restaurant. okay. you shouldn't be here please. well you shouldn't have rodent droppings in your restaurant. we were eventually kicked out of the kitchen. but we were back again this morning. acting on our findings. state health inspectors showed up to discover. rodent droppings in the food. with rodent gnaw marks on the corn husks used to wrap tamales!!! 48:14
they have in there. and certainly nothing i would expose my family to. in st. petersburg, beau zimmer, 10investigates.> coming up at 5 on 10 news this morning...a new video released from supporters of the islamic state makes direct threats against the heads of facebook and twitter. ## after digging up student remains found at dozier school, it's up to the florida lawmakers to figure out how to properly rebury them. ## a sea lion that was once attacked by a shark now how a forever home. ## coming up... who is on the other end of the sales pitch? 10 investigates who's knocking on your door. a controversial topic: kids and guns. how young is too young to pull the trigger?
great deals are sometimes too good to be true. and 10investigates found another instance where it's most definitely the case. today-- investigative reporter noah pransky finds salesmen-- not just trying to sell you something at a marked-up price-- but you may be opening the doors to your home-- to someone with a questionable past. 5:56:24 "hey mike remember me? noah pransky from 10investigates." this gentleman is michael best.a salesman who wants to pitch you on an expensive water
5:56:37 "we had to ask you.why are you resorting to scare tactics to try and sell people." "it's not a scare tactic.it's a free service!" he's also a convicted felon, with outstanding charges still pending. "it's a free public service." we'll get back to him and his free service in your home - in a minute. when you buy a new home in west-central florida you'll be inundated with postcards offering free housewarming gifts; private companies promising gift cards to home depot.tar get.walmart! basically, money for nothing! but, 10investigates found that not only are the offers often too good to be true.but you never know what kind of person you'll be allowing into your home. "wanted to see what the housewarming gift was that might be available?" we responded to three of the offers to see how hard it would be to get those free gift cards. "i don't have to buy anything, right? they'll just give me the gift card there?" simple enough! so we outfitted our new home.and ourselves. with hidden cameras. the first company to visit came to us through florida suncoast services, who we learned, is under investigation by florida's attorney general. "how long would this take?" on the phone, the operator told us we'd only need to watch a
home's water and answer "six quick questions." but when the technician showed up. he wouldn't give us the gift card unless we sat through a 90- minute presentation. we politely declined. our second salesman - from guardian water services - wins the honesty award!...for telling us right away, he didn't think a permanent water system was right for us. "why did you decide to do the right thing?" "we always do the right thing. we always tell the truth about it. this is not hide-and- seek. ." he also warned us about other companies that rely on those postcards.... ... companies like "best waterworks systems." we were told without their product....our water was "dangerous!" " a health concern?" on the other end of the call was michael best .a convicted felon, who defrauded a number of elderly victims in manatee and sarasota counties between 1999 and 2004. he never repaid those victims, skipping out on $80,000 of court- ordered restitution. in fact, the state revoked his driver's license over it...yet he still showed up to
model black lexus. now pushing water filters, best gave us a lengthy - and sometimes aggressive - pitch. when we finally convinced him we weren't buying a $6,000 system...he got agitated and left. "hi, this is courtney robinson." we had 10news anchor courtney robinson respond to the call too. and best repeated those same untrue claims about dangerous tap water. "ammonia in my water!?" but the city of tampa's water routinely exceeds quality standards. and when best pulled up to give his pitch in-person. . . . we stepped in to ask about his convictions and restitution owed. "it's been dropped" "the case was dropped?" "it's all dropped; it's all done." "you were convicted, right?" "right. i've done my probation; i've paid my due to society." "did you pay the restitution? what do you tell the people who may see you driving in a new lexus?" he then drove off with a suspended license backward down the street. now, best did give us a free walmart gift card.... for all of five bucks. we didn't even get
company, florida suncoast services - all we got was a statement from corporate...which we put on wtsp.com. meanwhile, even after we approched that company's owner with questions about possible deception... their operators have continued to call us back...trying to get us to schedule another "brief" home water test. buyer beware. noah pransky, 10 investigates. just to be clear, the stores where the gift cards came from appear to have no affiliation with the offers. to see uncut video from this story, and see warnings about these kind of deals.... check out the "10investigates" section on wtsp.com... or the 10 news app. a warning -- if you use a wireless mouse or keyboard with your computer! a security flaw -- could allow hackers to what's called "mousejack" your computer. a hacker sitting nearby could easily connect to your wireless device's u- s-b port...and take control of your computer. but wired devices...or ones that connect via bluetooth...are not affected. kids and guns.
feel that's a bad combination. but some people are intentionally putting guns in kids hands and say it's all about education. and that's the idea behind a growing number of gun classes targeted to kids as young as 8. maybe you haven't noticed it yet...but facebook got a bit of a makeover. it'll help you respond to posts when "like"-- doesn't really do the trick. now when you hover over the "thumbs up" button...there are more choices. there's the "like" of course...but also "love," "ha ha," "wow," "sad" and angry. you might not see the new choices yet...it'll take a few days for everyone in the world to have access. coming up...a dog in michigan - who has already taken the internet by storm once - is at it again. what piper has been up to, right after the break. here's a look at
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