10News at 5-6 p.m.: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

10News and Marathon pump some joy

Here are the stories you may have missed on 10News at 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Mobile users, this story is best viewed in a browser)

Carjacked: Tampa mom, daughter in driveway

The 8-year-old child managed to jump outside of the car, right before the man sped off. 10News talked to the mom who was carjacked. Click here to read more on this story

Lakeland woman kills renter, lover

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says it sounds like the plot of a murder mystery novel, but that it was a true story of greed. "She's read a lot of murder mystery novels," said Judd, referring to some of the elaborate steps Collins allegedly took to throw detectives off the trail. Click here to read more on this story

Janiya Thomas' mother denied bond in girl's death

Keishanna Thomas made yet another court appearance from the Manatee County jail and as always remained silent and emotionless. Click here to read more on this story

Homeland Security activates new terror warning level

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Wednesday activated the National Terrorism Advisory System for the first time, warning the public of "self-radicalized actors who could strike with little or no notice." Click here to read more on this story

"Absolute hell": Contents of L.A. school threat email revealed

The contents on the email were revealed after the nation's second-largest school district shut down Tuesday after school board members received the threat that raised fears of another attack like the deadly shooting in nearby San Bernardino, California. Click here to read more on this story

Alex's Xmas for Kids giving lives on in Tampa

For 17 years, Alex Cooks Sr. worked to give back with bikes at his Southern-style barbecue restaurant in Carrollwood. But while Alex Sr. is gone, the good he started in Tampa is not. Click here to read more on this story

Newly tested rape kit from 2009 leads to arrest

New and promising information on a 10Investigates investigation into testing rape kits. A rape kit that had gone untested since 2009 was finally sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for testing and it has led to an arrest. Click here to read more on this story

Search on for owners of dog that killed Lakeland swan

Police say the suspects didn't take responsibility -- they ran after the attack on Dec. 7. Witnesses told police that the owners of the pit bull allowed their dog to get too close to the swan and quickly the bird was dead. Click here to read more on this story

10News WTSP pumps some Joy to the Bay

At two Marathon stations in Bradenton, we met all sorts of folks and heard all sorts of stories. Gallon by gallon, car by car, hug by hug — this was a full service day bringing Joy to the Bay. Click here to read more on this story

Santa Claus goes high-tech to talk to children

Ol' Saint Nick himself has adapted to these modern times with some new technology to help him chat with little kids around the globe before he, Rudolph and the rest of his magical reindeer make that annual journey on Dec. 24. Click here to read more on this story

Hillsborough County commits cash to Bucs renovations

While several citizens spoke against deal as "waste," the county is committed to spending $26 million of the $29 million per its original 1996 agreement with the Bucs, approved by Hillsborough County voters at the time. The additional $3 million in county contributions will go toward bigger scoreboards. Click here to read more on this story

Manatee CPS under fire as another child dies of abuse

"In Manatee County, we've had three kids already die. In each case we had signs that we miss. We need to be able to remove kids from these situations," says Rep. Daryl Rousson. Click here to read more on this story

Tampa Premium Outlets faces $2M in liens

According to court records, the newly opened Tampa Premium Outlets has nearly $2 million in liens recorded against it by subcontractors that built the mall. Click here to read more on this story

USF players help serve meals at Metro Ministries

USF players and coaches took time to give back to the community Wednesday.


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