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tv   10 News This Morning at 500am  CBS  November 16, 2016 5:00am-5:30am EST

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and welcome to 10 news this morning. i'm allison kropff. and i'm ian reitz. before your next trip to the grocery store, we want to warn you about thieves who have been targeting shoppers. 10news reporter emerald morrow is live at the publix in plant city. emerald, this is especially concerning for elderly shoppers. yeah, it's a little unsettling to think that you can't come to the grocery
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over the last few weeks...criminals have been targeting shoppers at the publix stores in plant stealing their wallets right out of the cart. here's a look at the culprits police say have been preying on innocent shoppers. officials say between october 28th and november 13th, these two women and this man would come into the store and casually strike up a conversation with someone they felt would be an easy target. once they had the shopper distracted...just like that, one of the thieves would steal the victim's wallet right out of the cart. it's very important advice to keep in mind
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to let your guard down. but you've got to look out for your safety at all times...especially this time of year around the holidays when there might be more crooks out looking to take advantage of you. police here in plant city also have some advice for extended families and adult loved ones to help protect the elderly. we'll talk about that coming up at 5:30. back to you. president-elect donald trump continues to put together his administration with president-elect mike pence. mr. trump broke with tradition tuesday night by leaving trump tower without his press pool to have dinner with his family. moments later he took to social media maintaining his transition is not in disarray. he sent out this tweet calling his transition to the white house -quote- "very organized". among those seen in the building, trump's former rival, ted cruz, alabama senator jeff sessions, and steve mnuchin -- the front runner for treasury secretary.
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expected to get his first presidential intelligence briefing today just a day after the president-elect received his. president obama authorized mr. trump to receive the same briefing he receives to ensure a smooth transition. how would you like to not have to reach into your purse or your wallet to grab your driver's license? right now-- several states are testing new digital driver's licenses that you can store right on your phone. 10news reporter sarah hollenbeck is live at the dmv in tampa. sarah, this technology could make its way to florida soon. yes, they're testing the new digital licenses in colorado, idaho, maryland and iowa...but soon that could mean fewer trips for you to the dmv. here's how it works: the digital driver's licenses are stored in an app on your phone. you can use it if you get pulled over by an officer, to get through a security line at t-s-a or as proof of your identity to get into a bar or movie
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being tested right now, drivers will also keep their physical driver's licenses too. but this way, they can use either one for convenience. here's what i'm looking into now for 5-30...there are some things you may not be able to use a digital drivers license for. i'm looking into it-- in 30 minutes. ian... right now, ian... right now, university of south florida police are looking for two men they say robbed a student. police say it happened at 9-15 tuesday night near the center of campus. the student says she was approached by the two suspects and they took her jewerly. thankfully, she was not hurt. a west virginia mayor step downs after commenting on a racist facebook post about first lady michelle obama. mayor beverly whaling commented to the post saying "just made my day,
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post, a county worker, has been removed from her position. the post has since been taken down. town council members met to accept whaling's resignation. they want people to understand the comments made by the county worker and whaling do not reflect the views of everyone in their town. > people.. like the woman you just heard from .. drove hundreds of miles to go to t whaling issued a written apology saying her comment wasn't intended to be racist. will rogers world airport in oklahoma is back up and running, after an airline employee was fatally shot. police say this was a pre-meditated act against 52 year old michael winchester. the victim was a southwest airlines employee and father of n-f-l player james winchester. people inside the airport were to shelter in place while heavily armed police went car by car looking for the
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police said they shut down the police said they shut down the airport during the search for safety reasons. it's not yet clear how or even if the victim knew one another. as you start your holiday shopping season the list of the 10 worst toys of 20-16 is out. here are a few: these body bumpers
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planning on one down the road. it's that time of year many people in the bay area get excited for. the three sisters wildlife refuge in crystal river is officially back open. according to their website, the restoration work is all done. crews have been working to restore habitats, including the highly visited manatee one. you may remember three sisters springs is where a lot of manatees go to every year during the winter months. crystal river is the only place in the world where you can legally swim with manatees. this is one of thosor you feel good this morning. 19 kids in hillsborough county now have forever homes. they were all adopted on tuesday. november is national adoption month. eckerd kids organization, whose goal is to place children in forever homes, helped host the adoption ceremonies at the courthouse. get this 60 more children are awaiting adoption in hillsborough county alone. 41 of those kids are between the ages of 13-17. it's about to get a little easier to get your sweets in hyde
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sprinkles, the already popular cupcake shop, will open its cupcake a- t-m. we've been telling you about its plans to open up the a-t-m for a few months now. 10 news was given a quick look behind the scenes at how it all works. inside the a-t-m is a robotic arm, after you choose the cupcake you want, you swipe your credit card to pay. the arm then pulls the boxed cupcake and puts it gently in the bin. then the a-t-m opens. it costs 50 cents more than the $3.75 cupcake you can get in the bakery. the extra costs covers the a-t-m packaging fee. a lot of you have been posting about whether you'll use the cupcake a-t-m on our facebook page. molly writes in part, "absolutely, positively! it's great for when you want just a small piece of cake and don't have to buy an entire cake then proceed
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board with the cupcake a-t-m craze. she writes, "probably not...make my own..." you asked for it and kelloggs heard you. the new flavor that will soon be added to the cereal aisle. but first, you've been seeing it all over social media. we even did one right here at the studio. coming up, s of the best mannequin challenges that have gone viral.
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plant city police denny's knows the holidays should be shared with friends and family.
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denny's new fluffier, tastier,
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just fifteen minutes and a little imagination are all you need to make thanksgiving magic. chex party mix. it's what thanksgiving is made of. ? crazy on the inside.
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plant city police say this man and these two women are shopping for women's wallets at grocery stores. it happened to three women at two plant city publix stores. wipe the battle continues against say this man and these two women are shopping for women's wallets at grocery stores it happened to three women at two plant city publix stores. wipe the battle continues against dozens of wildfires in the south. the smoke is so bad near the georgia-north carolina border people there are being urged to wear protective masks outdoors.> by now you probably heard and seen the latest viral craze...the mannequin challenge. for the past couple of weeks, facebook has been flooded with them.
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challenge, you get a group together, strike a pose, then stay still as the camera moves through a scene. it's like a scene frozen in time, walking through a picture. it all started around halloween with these students at a jacksonville high school, using the hashtag mannequin challenge. then other schools joined in. many are set to the song "black beatles," by rap duo rae sremmurd. then, the challeng exploded. even one of the real beatles, paul mccartney, did his version. from sports teams, to the white house, everyone seems to be doing this craze. even young kids joined in on the challenge. look at this group of preschoolers in new jersey! they struggled a little bit. they earn the challenge's most adorable. you probably seen more celebrities, sports teams and other organizations doing it as well. we even got our morning team to try
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it's not even thanksgiving yet, but the white house is already getting ready for christmas. out of all the trees in the u-s, one from the whispering pines tree farm in wisconsin will be the official white house christmas tree this year. white house strs balsam fir mix back in september. it was cut down on tuesday. the tree farmer is pretty excited about having one of his trees in the white house blue room. in a few days, the tree will start to make its way to washington d-c. by the way this will be president obama and his family's last holiday in the white house before president elect
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weather updates on 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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weather in spanish on maxima 92-5. when you were a little kid you probably spent most of your time at the playground. but not this five year old. what she was doing at a classroom filled with college students. plus, if you are making travel plans and don't have a ticket yet, don't wait too long. jet blue's flash sale is coming to an end.
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is this enough? a little more... grandma! there you go... there's no more room. oh look who's here! i know i had one more... hmmm... more. how's it looking? 20 more minutes... 8, 9... we need 1 more yes... let's enjoy. there was a little girl, and she became friends with every animal she met. it's getting late, grandma should go. one more? in the end, all we really need more of, is each other. happy thanksgiving from publix.
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its iconic pink moustaches for a new emblem called the amp. it is a small light up device that turns colors. when you order a car, the app will tell you what color amp to look for. lyft says this new feature adds an extra layer of safety. amp will
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jet blue has rolled out a 2-day flash sale. you can book round trip tickets for less than 100 dollars to many of the carriers' routes across the country. but you have to hurry. this sales ends today at 11-59 p-m and is good to travel through march 9th. for a list on the blackout dates, visit our website w-t-s-p dot com. when you were five years old did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up? a little girl from louisiana certainly do about it. this cutie took over a classroom at grambling state university. she did a uniform check to make sure boys weren't wearing hats in class and told students to put their phones away. she taught them about bullying and math and entertained the class with her dance moves. she also graded them on how they acted while she was teaching. this is part of program called amazingly authentic confidence.
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when you get on a plane, you always hope it's going to be a really smooth flight. but that was not the case on this flight. what these passengers were arguing about, next. and if you are
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