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isabel mascareas is getting answers about what else can be done to protect the everglades. >> look at that. >> reporter: florida's second python challenge in the everglades captured 106 snakes. >> you can barely see that. >> reporter: deep in the brush pythons easily camouflaged. when caught can put up a fight. that's what the snake in this bag did. >> it kept wrapping up trying to twist out. >> reporter: the last challenge was in 2013. >> i love it. i like competition. i love the outdoors. i don't think we'll ever cure the problem here. there is just so many. animals. in the florida everglades
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>> reporter: no animal is off limits. pythons will even take on alligators and swallow them whole. thousands of pythons are in the everglades. with females lying 50 to 100 eggs they don't know for sure. why not hold the python challenges annually. >> there is a lot of work. quite honestly i don't know if we had it every year. we are hopeful we can make it. we don't know if we'll be able to completely eradicate them from the everglades. >> reporter: public education might, at the least, help control the python population. isabel mascareas 10 news wtsp. >> fwc says there are other the year. we posted all the information and videos on how to properly capture a python on our website and our free app. search and download the wtsp app from your app store.
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pinellas county beaches that could save lives. this is one of 78 rip current warning signs going up along the coastline. all of it comes after the death of 9-year-old cameron bullard. he was pulled under by a rip current off passe grille beach in october. digging deeper 10 news learned none of the signs will be placed where he lost his life. the signs will be placed along county operated beach access parks. it is up to the cities to place their own signs. one commissioner plans to take it further. >> on any beach in pinellas county and you are with family and friends and you have a heart attack or something else goes on besides drowning, they don't know where they are. we are going to put street numbers. >> the commissioner hopes council will discuss awareness signs soon. voters are casting ballots
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the presidential nomination. early voting support and running in hillsborough and polk counties. voters don't identify with the democrat or republican parties won't be able to vote. 34,000 people in hillsborough voted by mail. a push to take control of a problem seen across our area. you might have noticed signs telling you it is illegal to dump unwanted trash at charitable dropoff locations. we show you the mess and how a county is trying to fix it. >> we are looking at a charitable donation bin that turned into a dump site. >> reporter: old mattresses, ripped up couches, old tires and an oven are signs of people treating some donation sites like the county landfill. is. it has been spray painted over. >> reporter: not knowing who to call to clean up the mess leaves the county's hands tied.
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dumping trash there instead of handling it the way they should. it looks really bad. >> if the county commissioners could find a resolution that would be good. >> i brought it up to come up with ideas on how to cure this. it is turning bad. this isn't the only one. >> reporter: pasco county commissioner moore wants the county to come up with a solution that won't hurt ligitimate organizations. salvation army tells me they try to be a good area to the neighbor with surrounding donation center drop boxes. in tampa they had a shut a center down completely because of till legal dumping. >> maybe the solution is putting a fence around the bins and having somebody from the organization come in the morning and unlock it and at night lock it again. >> reporter: the county added code enforcement officers. >> you can't stake the place out 24-hours a day making sure no one is dumping. >> you can take a closer look
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charities and what is being done to find it at wtsp.com. it is a 10 news health alert. a pregnant woman in florida contracted the zica virus. it is the 42nd case of zica in florida originated from outside of the u.s. mosquito-borne virus is linked to a birth defect that causes small heads. hillsborough county remains under a zica health energy ordered by governor scott. pasco county is doing something to stop the virus from spreading. you can turn in unwanted tires to the pasco county landfill in spring hill or the transfer station in dade city sunday
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kicked off music monday every monday for the next eight weeks you can take your lunch break in the park. it is live music and free wi- fi. downtown authority hopes it will encourage you to check out and enjoy downtown lakeland. sea turtles are getting ready to lay eggs along the sarasota coast.
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florida fish and wild life officers are reminding you not to flash picks of sea turtles at night. that light scares a female turtle and make her return to the ocean without laying her eggs. reminder to buckle up across the bay area. click it or ticket seat belt enforcement drive starts tomorrow. if you are caught unbuckled you could face a $30 fine. too many arrests at country side high school. clearwater police officer long is the school resource officer. she came up with something called team court. basically the volunteer public service class takes troubled teens and sentences them to positive consequences. the difference at country side is dramatic. >> i had 17 arrests last year. i had zero arrests from crimes that happen on campus. i'm able to put them in this teen court. >> long said she has had
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the district and across the state, as well. a few judges have reached out also. this impressive shot is from the roof of tampa's amalie arena. >> let's get buckets. >> how many times did it take to get that shot. that's harlem globetrotters in downtown tampa. globetrotters play at amalie arena wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. by the way, buckets holds the record for most basketball underhanded half court shots in one minute. >> that just took him one. like he was so good. >> i think so. you cannot make that up. coming up, it is not even legal here in florida yet but there is a push to make medical marijuana prescriptions available to more people.
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why some say pot can bring you relief to thousands who would not be eligible now. nice, warm monday. sunset. we are tracking a cold front. i'll tell you if it will be a
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in a choice between life or death should you be able to take an experimental drug. >> that practice is illegal in florida but should medical marijuana be added to the list? darren flowers explains the push to add it as you care for your sick loved one. >> reporter: carlos and sharon have been married 38 years. the best friends have not left each other's side not when sharon had cancer and not now that carlos has dementia. he was diagnosissed in 2010 and had been bedridden ever since. his best days for when his son christopher gave him an oral form of medical marijuana. >> after a seizure episode he goes in a coma. i notice the oil shortened the coma time to hours. >> we are not going to be california or colorado. we are going to be florida that does it right. >> reporter: battling it out in
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considering a bill to include medical marijuana. the law allows patients with deadly illnesses to try experimental treatment. >> they are not alone. many of you, thousands in florida are looking for the same solution. that seems to be at least months away. >> i don't know how long it is going to be before it goes from an abstract idea in tallahassee to my dad getting the medicine he needs. >> reporter: in tampa darren flowers 10 news wtsp.
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committee today and a similar bill in the house is being considered for a floor vote. if it passes all hurdles it will become law july 1st. is it bad i'm looking ahead to next weekend? i want that same weather. >> i want to bottle it up and save it for next week. >> courtney, that makes you a floridian. looking phenomenal. it will be a beautiful sunset. people are lining up on the beach's edge enjoying that. as we are seeing clear skies over the area, down a degree
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we have seen 70s return. humidity nice and low. 49%. the winds up around 10 to 12 miles per hour this afternoon are backing down to 8 miles per hour. as we begin your evening storm tracker 10 scanning the skies not find anything rain at all. looking good. 69 sarasota. 72 st. pete. 75 polk city. the marina in downtown st. pete area is beautiful. evening slowly. stepping outside. you are not going to see a huge time. clear skies. very seasonable comfortable temperatures that will fall back in the 50s as we begin your tuesday morning.
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i'm not concerned that it looks to be a big problem. we are expecting march 1st high temperatures to be around 73 to 75 degrees. we'll be a touch above. about 77. if you enjoyed today you'll love tomorrow. even warmer. with the winds slowly turning to the southwest. that will allow for many suburbs to hit around 80 to 83 degrees. tampa official temperature 79 degrees in the metro. again, lakeland, plant city and new port richey 88. good day to be on the water. offshore waves two feet. looking at smooth conditions around the bay. winds 8 knots or less. low tide in the middle of the night.
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another low tide through the lunchtime around midday. very true for this time of the year where we often get our prettiest weather with low humidity. we see the most pollen in the air. oak trees lead the way. if you have been noticing the yellow film on your cars that's building up, that's the oak trees. all the winds and cooler fronts up north kicking all that our way plus all the oak trees in this area. that does not look to change. i'm tracking a cold front. this one we talked about before the break. lit not be much be much of an impact. it arrives wednesday morning. over the next 7 days 77 tuesday. 75 wednesday. as the front swings through we have dry air in place. no northerly winds bringing in cool, arctic air. our temperatures don't change
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mid to upper 70s. you want it warmer? 78 on sunday fun day. if you want to make it a three- day weekend 80 on monday. that's a look at the next 7 days. we'll have an update tonight at
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the nhl trade deadline came and went without steve pulling the trigger on my deal. star. for the race. first game was wednesday. dh.
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3rd base. he could be the back up for evan longoria at 3rd. >> i like it. i can learn a lot from evan. he is feeding me with information. i don't have much time there in my career so i'm picking his brain every day. >> he is looking good. we know he'll play a lot of 1st base for us. we want him to get comfortable over at 3rd. >> women's basketball team closes out the regular season tonight against their nemesis top ranked u-conn. it is part of big monday national tv. u-conn was a number one in the ap poll. on sunday p.g.a. golfer gary was showing up not his short game but his shorts game. on the 6th hole at pg national he hit his ball in the mud. so not to get his white pants dirty he took them off. hit the shot.
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i see a possible sponsorship from fruit of the loom coming up. a birthday party for a land o'lakes boy was a megasuccess. you may remember eric, the young boy fighting a heart condition. he loves wheel of fortune. over the weekend eric celebrated his 10th birthday with a community event. he invited all of you to come out and join him. he has friends, family and neighbors there. his family got good news about his treatment. >> i loved it. >> this is what got us through this last week with the doctor calling us last-minute saying we are going in the hospital on monday. >> we are right there with eric today cheering him on. $15,000 in donations raised to help eric fight his heart condition. >> that is so nice to see. so many people didn't even know eric. 6:00". join us at 11:00. for breaking news anytime,
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