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news this morning. i'm allison kropff. and i'm ian reitz. this morning wildlife officials are going to try and rescue several manatees that got stuck in pinellas county after tropical storm colin. it's been five months since they
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10news reporter emerald morrow is live there this morning. emerald, manatees can live in both fresh and saltwater and be just fine, so why is it so important to get them out now? it's all about the water temperature. the manatees should be doing well now and they have a lot of food to eat in the lake, but the concern is once that water temperature starts to drop below 68 degrees, it can start to hurt the mammals... and that's why in a few hours, we're going to see a huge group of environmental officials convene here to try and rescue few manatees that neighbors have spotted swimming around here. they got stuck in the lake after officials let up the floodgate to prevent flooding
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so now, agencies including fish and wildlife commission, usgs, as environmental workers from uf and the clearwater marine aquarium will be out here at 9 to work together to try and rescue the animals. it's an effort that could take all day to do---as manatees are huge animals that on average weigh about a thousand pounds, but can grow to be much heavier. so, the environmentalists that will be out here tomorrow will be doing a lot of work. but they need your help, too. at 5:30, i'll explain what you need to do if you happ t on the lake. back to you. some people on facebook this morning are wondering about the manatee that some people on facebook this morning are wondering about the manatee that got stuck in a storm drain in jacksonville. allison, what an amazing rescue. the manatee is now recovering at sea world in orlando. it took crews up to six hours to cut pipes and clear the way to get the 950 pound female free. city workers were paving a street when they
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on her nose. at sea world, a team used a large crane to lower the manatee into a tank where they gave her a thorough exam. the manatee's veterinarians say she will likely stay at sea world for a few days or even a week before being released back into the wild. a lot of you watched and shared your thoughts on our facebook live stream as crews were rescuing the giving your praise to the rescue team. olivia writes, "woo hoo! great work! mary thinks they should have a little fun naming the manatee. she writes, "they should name him- storm,or her - stormie . or -her faith or him- saint." this is really tough to see this morning. crews across the southeast will be back out this morning checking out the damage after more than a dozen tornadoes hit alabama, louisiana, mississippi and tennessee. at least five people have been killed.
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make sure people are okay. in rosalie, alabama, a tornado ripped apart homes and businesses. three people were killed inside their mobile home. about 100 miles north, a firefighter and his wife were killed in tennessee. at least five other counties in the state were also hit. the twisters were part of a system that also tore through georgia, louisiana, and mississippi. look at this waterspout caught on camera in destin. areas in northern florida were under a tornado watch when this video was taken. annie belter shot the video. she said it was taken along the chocta-whatchee bay. those storms tore through just as crews in tennessee were getting a deadly wildfire under control. at least seven people have been killed. the fires, which spread in gatlinburg and pigeon forge monday, charred thousands of acres and destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings. more than 14 thousand have been forced to leave
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know how many people are unaccounted for. right now, crews are battling a massive fire at a rec center in tampa. the winston park recreation center is on destin drive, west of the selmon expressway near south 76th steet. details are still coming in, but take a look at this picture from hillsborough county rescue. you can see just how massive this fire is. an investigation is underway to find out what caused it, according to our news partners with the tampa bay times, the rec center was going to be renovated by the vinik family and the the boys & girls clubs of tampa bay. some sad news to pass on this morning.. the police officer that was shot in tacoma, washington, has died. the officer hasn't been identified. what we do know is that they were responding to a domestic
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times and is believed to still be barricaded inside the home. right now that neighborhood is on lockdown. this story has a lot of you talking this morning. should schools be required to give kids recess? right now-- parents and lawmakers across the state are working together to get play time back. 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is live in the satellite center. sarah, they're making a lot of progress. yes, there are two bills being introduced right now for the next session....and it was parents who paved the way for this change. the bills would require schools to give elementary school kids at least 20 minutes of free- play recess a day. this is a huge relief to parents who say their kids need time to just be kids. so why was recess taken away in the first place? schools are working feverishly to cram in as much material into the day as possible since the no child left behind plan started in 2002, according to the center on education policy...
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recess. but the big question is: do kids really need recess? sure, all of us adults have fond memories of playtime but did it really make a difference? i'm digging into that--- and working to get an answer for you at 5-30. ian.... it's been a long season for florida gators fans, but the team is playing in the s-e-c championship game this weekend. they'll play undefeated alabama this saturday in atlanta. gators head coach jim mcelwain questions about possibly leaving florida to go coach at oregon. but he says he hasn't heard from the university and has no plans to leave gainsville. it may be two months away but you can get your tickets to the florida state fair today. and this year when you buy your tickets today, you will get a free gold access pass for express rides on weekends and on february 20th. the florida state fair runs from febuary 9th until the 20th. to buy tickets and to learn more about pricing, head to our website, w-t- s-p dot com. dozens of women go to new heights to break a world record. up next, the incredible video that has helped get
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the holiday season is here, which means christmas lights all across the tampa bay area. after the break, the top places you'll want to check out. 10 news and the tampa bay lightning want to put you in the stands for the game! make sure you watch 10 news at 11 for the secret word to enter to win two lower level tickets to the tampa bay lightning vs. pittsburgh penguins hockey game.
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destruction from louisiana to tennessee as more than a dozen tornadoes touched down tuesday night into wednesday. now that deadly storm system is moving into the carolinas. wipe wet weather provided some help in the battle against the wildfires in tennessee.
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and destroyed hundreds of buildings. wipe some legislators aren't playing around anymore when it comes to recess. bills are being introduced to make it mandatory in our schools again, as fewer and fewer schools are letting kids out to play.> there is a new world record for skydiving. 65 women from 18 different countries all jumped out planes and completed their formation in less than a minute. while this may look simple -- it actually took the jumpers 16 attempts to get the formation correct. and this is cool, the jumpers all come from different backgrounds like software developers, nurses and professional skydivers. christmas is just a couple weeks away...and more places are popping up all over the bay area for you to celebrate the
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family are looking for to see the best holiday lights in town, don't worry, we can help out. allison -- little something for everyone. from a fast food joint, to a botanical garden, there is so much to see in the bay area. that's why our news partners at the tampa bay times narrowed it down for you with a list of the top 11 places to check out. here's an always popular attraction, holiday lights in the gardens. you can walk through the floridabotantical gardens in largo and see more than one million lights, lasers and displays. when you drive through this chick- fil-a, you are going to feel more like your in a winter wonderland. the fast food restaurant turns on the lights every night at sundown until it closes. it's on west waters avenue in tampa. and you don't want to miss this. the annual oakdalechristmas displa is back. not only are there millions of lights, but there is a model railroad, inflatables and bubble machines to enjoy. it's located on oakedalest. south in st.
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it's located on oakedalest. south in st. pete. to find out more information on these places and check out the other ones we didn't mention, head to our website, w-t-s-p dot com. you can get 10
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the road - with our 10 weather radio partners. in tampa bay, catch us on magic 94- point-9.... and the dove 105.5 f-m on sarasota talk radio, listen to
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on maxima 92-5. it's been such a difficult week for people in the smoky mountains because of the wildfires. one of the attractions near gatlinburg is stepping up to help that same community recover from the flames. and a shopper had to be escorted out of store while christmas shopping. the story doesn't end there. wait till you see who that shopper was and why he had to go. a live look at
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breakout the syrup because denny's new fluffier, tastier, better rudolph pancakes are here for the holidays. ? think of your fellow man. ? ? lend him a helping hand. ? ? put a little love in your heart. ? ? take a good look around... ? ? ...and if you're lookin' down, ? ? put a little love in your heart. ? ? in your heart. ? (avo) the subaru share the love event is happening now and will have given ninety million dollars to help real people like these. kanye west has been released from a los angeles hospital. the rapper is now at home with his wife kim kardashian and their two children. he checked in on november 21st for exhaustion and dehydration after a week of some odd behavior. he went on several rants during concerts in california and ended one set after
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as victims of the wildfire in gatlinburg begin to rebuild, they are getting some help from a tennessee charity. the dollywood foundation has pledged to donate one thousand dollars a month to the victim's over the next six months. that announcment came late wednesday night. co-owner, dolly parton, said "i have always believed that charity begins at home. that's why i've asked my dollywood companies ... to help me establish the 'my people fund.'" just to let you know, you have just 24 days left to get all that christmas shopping done.'re probably used to seeing a lot of people out at the stores... but not a beaver! this guy was walking the aisles of a dollar store in
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he went through rolls of gift wrap and tree lights before someone called the police. animal control did remove the beaver from the store and took it to a wildlife rehabilitation center. tease traffic and weather it's a really
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for a lot of people, but there is a grinch that is trying to steal christmas. hear from the man who had his christmas decorations stolen just weeks before the christmas holiday. you may have seen the pictures on your facebook feed: a squirrel with hats or even little props. this morning we're hearing from the girl taking the pictures. don't forget, you 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 ts thing. search wtsp 10 news in the app store now.
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[burke] at farmers, we've seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything. even a rodent ride-along. [dad] alright, buddy, don't forget anything! [kid] i won't, dad... [captain rod] happy tuesday morning! captain rod here. it's pretty hairy out on the interstate.traffic is on the eastside overpass. getting rdllisn. [burke] it happened. december 14th, 2015. and we covered it. talk to farmers. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two.
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and i'm ian reitz. there's a huge debate happening right now in florida -- about kids and recess. should schools be forced to add 20 minutes of play time to the day? 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is live in the newsroom. sarah, it's just 20 minutes a day, but some doctors say playtime is crucial. yes, if you have children or grandchildren, you know how tough it is to get kids to stay focused. and sometimes a little break makes a


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