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    Squatters left dogs at soldier's house in New Port Richey Video included

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    The house of Army Spc. Michael Sharkey sat almost empty early Thursday morning after two squatters said they moved out the day before. More>>

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    Polk deputies arrest Plant City murder suspect

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    Plant City Police Officers have arrested a man suspected of shooting and killing a man outside a convenience store on Wednesday.
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    FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

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    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. More>>

    Silver Alert issued for missing, endangered Polk man, age 77

    Robert Ringler, age 77, is considered missing and endangered Robert Ringler, age 77, is considered missing and endangered
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    The Polk County Sheriff's Office issued a Silver Alert Thursday morning for Robert Ringler, age 77, who is considered missing and endangered. More>>

    Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

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    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming. More>>

    People choosing to live 'la vida locavore'

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    Getting food from local sources ensures fresher goods for customers and provides a boost to area farmers and the economy. More>>

    Bollywood Stomp event rocks downtown Tampa Video included

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    Downtown Tampa is getting a taste of Bollywood Wednesday night. "Stomp" is a free music event taking place in Curtis Hixon Park from 7-11 p.m. More>>

    Manhunt underway for Plant City murder suspect

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    Police in Plant City are looking for a killer Thursday morning after a man was shot dead outside a convenience store. More>>

    Foggy morning, small rain chance for inland Tampa Bay areas Video included

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    A slight chance for a shower to develop in inland areas later today. More>>

    Worth a Drive: SimCenter of Tampa Bay

    The SimCenter is unique to Tampa Bay and is definitely Worth a Drive, Leslee Lacey says The SimCenter is unique to Tampa Bay and is definitely Worth a Drive, Leslee Lacey says
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    SimCenter of Tampa Bay is known for their high-end realistic simulators. Once rated number one on TripAdvisor’s destinations in Dunedin, they are back at the top spot in Clearwater after relocating to US 19 a few months ago.
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    Hernando Beach resident worries about expansion Video included

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    Forrest Bennett moved to Hernando Beach from New York City. He was looking for a quiet spot on the water. More>>

    Batteries in baby video monitors recalled

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    Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. More>>

    Twins joined at birth travel to meet Clearwater's famous dolphin

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    The star of Dolphin Tale met two of her biggest fans Wednesday. Hassan and Hussein traveled all the way from Ireland to meet Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. More>>

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    • Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Thursday, April 24 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:50:51 GMT
      Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.
      Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out. 
      Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out.  
    • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
      Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    • New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home

      New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:58:50 GMT
      Soldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photoSoldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photo
       When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Now, they're fighting to get their house back.
      When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Now, they're fighting to get their house back.
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    • Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Thursday, April 24 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:50:51 GMT
      Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.
      Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out. 
      Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out.  
    • Pricey processing issue at Tampa hair academy resolved

      Pricey processing issue at Tampa hair academy resolved

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:35:13 GMT
      Loretta Maloy says she always expected to pay for the courses she took those several weeks, but thought $10,000 in loans just wasn’t right.
      Loretta Maloy says she always expected to pay for the courses she took those several weeks, but thought $10,000 in loans just wasn’t right.
    • New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home

      New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:58:50 GMT
      Soldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photoSoldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photo
       When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Now, they're fighting to get their house back.
      When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Now, they're fighting to get their house back.
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    • GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

      GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

      Thursday, April 24 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:04:36 GMT
      Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators are accusing President Barack Obama of disregarding the rule of law and the Constitution by considering administrative changes to the...
      Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators are accusing President Barack Obama of disregarding the rule of law and the Constitution by considering administrative changes to the nation's...
    • Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

      Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

      Thursday, April 24 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:55:11 GMT
      A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.
      A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.
    • Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

      Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

      Thursday, April 24 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:34:15 GMT
      An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from...
      An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British...
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