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Daughters of "Doomsday Prepper" Talk to 10 News


Tampa, Florida -- The daughters of the man known as the "Doomsday Prepper," in an exclusive interview with 10 News, say their father is not the public danger authorities might think.

"We knew he wasn't going to hurt anyone. We knew he wouldn't put anyone else in jeopardy," says Amy Cason, one of Martin Winters' daughter.

Southwest jet hit birds near Tampa International


Tampa, Florida -- A Southwest Airlines jet en route to Houston struck a flock of birds early Wednesday and had to return to Tampa International Airport.

About 11:30 a.m., the jet hit some birds, either egrets or seagulls, four miles north of the airport, according to Tampa International Airport.

No injuries were reported.


Women's Leadership Luncheon inspires women


Tampa, Florida -- Empowering women to succeed in business. That's the goal of the Women's Leadership Luncheon.

The Centre for Women held its second Women's Leadership Luncheon at Palma Ceia Country Club in South Tampa on Wednesday.

10 News Anchor Heather Van Nest was honored to serve as emcee.

The Centre helps women, girls and families gain skills to become independent and successful in business.

Doomsday prepper turns himself in


Tampa, Florida -- The Valrico "doomsday prepper" on the run for more than two days now, surrendered himself without incident earlier Wednesday at FBI headquarters in Tampa.

Marty Winters, 55, had been on the run since agents tried to serve him with a warrant early Monday morning.

U.S. path in Iraq runs through Tampa Bay


Tampa, Florida -- As the world's attention turns back to Iraq, it will also be turning back to Tampa Bay.

However, President Obama responds to the crumbling conditions in Iraq, the people in charge of pulling off the plan are our neighbors.

Fugitive described as loving father and grandfather


Tampa, Florida -- The three daughters of Martin Winters, the doomsday prepper sought by the authorities, say they cannot believe what their father is accused of doing and say the allegations are untrue.

They say he is a loving father and grandfather not a dangerous fugitive. None of the sisters wanted to talk to us on camera, but old us that they were hesitant about whether they would be treated fairly. But with tears in their eyes they told us the FBI has it all wrong.

Mother terrified after FBI raids Valrico home


Valrico, Florida - There's a YouTube video posted online by the River Otter Preppers, which is an organization 55-year-old Marty Winters belongs to. The video shows careful thought being put into stockpiling food underground in 55 gallon drums out in the woods all across Florida for the end of the world.