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    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

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    Two firefighters were injured while using their fire truck ladder to help a college marching band take part in an ice bucket challenge, the school's president said Thursday. More>>

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    TPD claims training stories fell short

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    The Tampa police department is responding to an 8 On Your Side investigation into a January shooting.The police contend the reports were incomplete and contained errors.The stories focused on a January 9th police shooting in Tampa and the lack of crisis intervention team training at T.P.D. More>>

    Tampa boy, 13, brought loaded gun to school, say police

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    A Tampa middle school student faces a felony charge after police say he brought a loaded gun to school. More>>

    US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

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    A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. More>>

    Students arrive at USF Tampa for move in day

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    Dozens of events were planned this week to welcome new and returning students back to the University of South Florida for the fall semester.Nearly 5,500 students were expected to move into campus residence halls Thursday. More>>

    Ocala dad leaves kids in car to drink, gets beat up by bar patrons, say police

     Joshua Delong, 28, was charged with three counts of child neglect. Ocala Co. Jail booking photo Joshua Delong, 28, was charged with three counts of child neglect. Ocala Co. Jail booking photo
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    An Ocala man is accused of leaving his three children in a car while he drank beer at a bar, according to the Ocala Police Department. More>>

    TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

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    An 8 On Your Side investigation into police shooting and the lack of Crisis Intervention Team training at the Tampa police department is not sitting well with T.P.D.Police spokesperson Laura McElroy sent an email to News Channel 8 management with the subject line labeled, "The Rest of the Story More>>

    Now grown, rescued panther moves to new home in wildlife state park

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    A rescued Florida panther kitten was released into a permanent wildlife habitat Thursday morning. More>>

    PSTA bus involved in head on crash in St. Pete

    A PSTA bus was involved in a head on crash. A PSTA bus was involved in a head on crash.
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    94th Avenue North in St. Petersburg will be closed from Gandy Blvd to Dr. Dr. M.L. King Street for the next several hours after a head-on crash between a PSTA bus and an Acura. More>>

    2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

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    After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.
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    Child porn found on Plant City church computer, youth group volunteer arrested

    Jay Howell Bloodworth, 28, was charged with 2 counts of possession of child pornography. Polk Co Jail booking photo Jay Howell Bloodworth, 28, was charged with 2 counts of possession of child pornography. Polk Co Jail booking photo
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    A Plant City church youth group volunteer is charged with possession of child pornography after church staff told police they discovered images of child pornography on a church computer.Polk County Sheriff's Office Computer Crimes detectives on Wednesday arrested Jay Howell Bloodworth, 28, of Lakeland in connection with the crime.Detectives say Bloodworth is an active member of the Church on the Rock and is a volunteer with the youth group which includes 30 to 40 juveniles under the age of 18... More>>

    Complaints of sexual activity in parks lead to 2 arrests in Lakeland

    Left to right: Hazelton Crawn, 62, and Jose Javier Martinez, 54, were arrested. Jail booking photos Left to right: Hazelton Crawn, 62, and Jose Javier Martinez, 54, were arrested. Jail booking photos
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    Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is warning people not to have sex in parks.  The warning came after the sheriff's office received complaints. The sheriff's office sent undercover detectives to Lakeland's Saddle Creek Park, they wound up arresting two men.

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    Tuesday primary election will determine some local races

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    Tuesday's primary election will be the final decision on some races across the Tampa Bay region.Although primaries are often thought of as precursors to the general election, some contests won't make it that far. More>>

    Man killed outside Tampa club in early morning shooting

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    A man was shot and killed outside Club Underground in downtown Tampa early Thursday morning, Tampa Police say. More>>

    Bomb squad searches vehicle near USF after shooting

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    A man is facing charges after Tampa Police reported finding numerous weapons and military gear in his vehicle early Thursday morning.
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    4 airlifted to hospital in Wesley Chapel crash

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    Four people needed to be airlifted to the hospital Thursday morning after a two-car crash on County Line Road in Wesley Chapel. More>>

    Restaurant-style lunchrooms in Polk County high schools

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    This year the cafeterias in all Polk County High Schools are resemble restaurants more than lunchrooms."We hope they feel like it's something different. Not just a bigger portion size when they get to high school," said Jenna Kaczmarskie, Polk County School Nutrition Coordinator.
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    378 people 'pay it forward' at St. Petersburg Starbucks

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    A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a St. Petersburg Starbucks.
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    Cat dies after sitting on chair with huge wasp nest in Winter Haven

    Wasps built a massive nest on a chair outside a Winter Haven home. Tony Smarte photo Wasps built a massive nest on a chair outside a Winter Haven home. Tony Smarte photo
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    A Winter Haven homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm. A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets. More>>

    AM Headlines: Hot day, shooting in downtown Tampa, Indian Rocks Causeway closed

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    Get your morning headlines along with traffic and weather for the day.
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    The heat goes on

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    Near record highs are possible again this afternoon. Just a slight chance of a storm later today.
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    Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

    92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead. 92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.
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    When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased. More>>

    Former UCF student in mortal danger

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    Video taped in the Iraqi desert, a man draped in black, with his face covered speaks with an British or New Zealand accent. “This is James Wright Foley, an American citizen of your country.” Moments before he beheaded Journalists James Foley, the knife-carrying man demanded air strikes stop, and warned, another American newsman, Steven Sotloff, could be next. More>>

    8 On Your Side gets results for Sun City Center couple Video included

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    A giant hole is eroding the earth in Shan and Brian Henderson's backyard.

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    Belleair Police Chief investigation may wrap up this week

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    Fraternal Order of Police representative Jim Howard told Eight On Your Side Wednesday he expects a private consultant's investigation of Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards to wrap up by Friday. More>>

    Clearwater Police say missing special needs student found

    Nefertari Blanks, 19, is missing. Nefertari Blanks, 19, is missing.
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    Clearwater Police officers says a special needs student who was reported missing on Wednesday has been found.

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    Crist Orlando bus tour behind the scenes

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    With a toss of a football, Charlie Crist boarded the bus in Orlando. “On to victory,” Crist announced, as he headed to his seat. It's a campaign tour that might have seemed improbable just a few years ago. But the former governor is on the campaign trail again, trying to win over voters to win back his old job in Tallahassee. More>>

    Tree trimmers shocked in Largo accident Video included

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    Two men were shocked while trimming trees in Largo on Wednesday.
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    Verizon insists on seeing Town N' Country man's birth certificate for credit report error Video included

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    James Woolever was shocked to find a bad mark on his credit report. Especially since it was for an "outstanding balance" from a Verizon account opened in 1979. He knew that couldn't be right, because he was just 6 years old then. More>>

    Venice woman drowns at Madeira Beach

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    Investigators say 69-year-old Kathleen Marie Shortill was in the water at Madeira Beach when her husband noticed she was unresponsive. More>>

    Jury deliberates fate of accused Lakeland cop killer

    Kyle Williams is accused of killing a police officer Kyle Williams is accused of killing a police officer
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    Closing arguments are set for Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Lakeland Police officer. More>>

    Lakeland house labeled 'public nuisance' after dozens of police calls

    919 North Iowa Ave has been labeled a "public nusiance" 919 North Iowa Ave has been labeled a "public nusiance"
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    A Lakeland triplex was boarded up Wednesday and officially labeled a "public nuisance." More>>

    Sarasota school psychologist arrested for molesting teen

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    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested a school psychologist for molesting a teenage girl. More>>

    Citrus Park property prompts code enforcement change Video included

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    Action today by Hillsborough county commissioners following an 8 On Your Side investigation.Commissioners voted unanimously to draw up an ordinance that will bring chronic code offenders before a judge in county court.For months now 8 On Your Side has documented the county's inability to deal with properties that are overgrown and piled with junk and pose possible health risks to neighbors. More>>

    Fla. man accused of battering child with weed whacker

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    A Deltona man has been arrested Monday for allegedly using a weed whacker to punish his son for not listening. More>>

    3 Tampa Bay women to vie for $1 million prize in Pillsbury Bake-Off

    Contestants at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest cheer on their fellow finalists. Pillsbury Bake-Off photo Contestants at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest cheer on their fellow finalists. Pillsbury Bake-Off photo
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    Whip up a tasty recipe and win a million bucks. Sounds easy enough, right? Not really. Just ask three talented Tampa Bay women who made it to the finals of this year's Pillbury Bake-Off contest.
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    Dog returns to owner after missing from Weedon Island sandbar

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    An upset dog owner is hoping to find her dog she believes was taken from Weedon Island on Sunday. More>>

    Student reportedly suspended for saying 'bless you' Video included

    The teacher allegedly has a list of words that students may not use in the classroom. (Photo: WMC) The teacher allegedly has a list of words that students may not use in the classroom. (Photo: WMC)
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    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed. More>>

    Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

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    In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. More>>

    Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued Video included

    Ferguson streets early Wednesday morning. Image AP Ferguson streets early Wednesday morning. Image AP
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    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. More>>

    Lake County couple accused of leaving child in hot car while shopping at Kohl's

    Wilfredo Garcia and his wife, Esperanza. Jail booking photos Wilfredo Garcia and his wife, Esperanza. Jail booking photos
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    A Lake County couple was arrested after allegedly leaving a child in a hot car while they shopped.A panicked bystander made the discovery and called 911 on Monday.
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    Davis Islands woman shoots man in her home

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    Tampa Police officers are investigating a shooting on Davis Islands.  It happened Tuesday night just before midnight on Riviera Drive. More>>

    Bottles of Corona Extra Beer Recalled for Glass Particles

    The recall covers 12-ounce clear glass bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with specific production codes. The recall covers 12-ounce clear glass bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with specific production codes.
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    Hold that lime wedge for your Corona, at least until you check the code number on the neck of the bottle.Constellation Brands, which imports the Mexican beer, is recalling select packages of Corona Extra in the United States because bottles may contain small particles of glass. More>>

    Home Alone: safety advice for 'latchkey' kids

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    To leave or not to leave your kid home alone after school? According to law enforcement agencies, supervised after-school care is always a better alternative. More>>

    MISSING: Winter Haven man suffering from severe depression

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    Winter Haven Police need your help in locating a 53-year-old man who suffers from severe depression and may be a danger to himself. More>>

    AM Headlines: Hot and dry day; Death threat against another journalist; Nut butter recall

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    AM Headlines: Hot and dry day; Death threat against another journalist; Nut butter recall More>>

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Helpful backpack and lunch box coupons

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    If shopping for backpacks and lunch boxes is still on your list of things to do, The Children's Place has a great online sale today. More>>

    Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

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    A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. More>>

    Sarasota Police to try body cams

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    Body cameras are used by several law enforcement agencies in Florida but not many in the Bay Area. Sarasota Police announced this week they will begin using body cameras on police officers with a pilot program. More>>

    Florida trucker records crash, then helps

    News Channel 8's Peter Bernard interviews trucker David Fredericksen via Skype News Channel 8's Peter Bernard interviews trucker David Fredericksen via Skype
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    Dash cam video rolled as David Fredericksen and his co-driver witnessed a horrible crash outside Biloxi Mississippi. It happened last Monday, as they drove a load of orange juice in a large tanker truck. A grandmother driving her young granddaughter lost control and slammed into a semi, igniting the truck's fuel tanks. More>>

    Town N' Country grandmother fears intruder, shoots grandson by accident Video included

    Photo of Tyler Maddox courtesy of Facebook. Photo of Tyler Maddox courtesy of Facebook.
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    Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in Town N' Country just before 1:00 A.M. early Tuesday morning.The sheriff's office gives a chilling account of the events that led to the shooting.In the middle of the night, Linda Maddox, 63 heard a noise and grabbed a .22 caliber revolver she keeps by the bed. More>>

    8 On Your Side: What are the rules for guide dogs in restaurants?

    News Channel 8's Melanie Michael with Susan Wiburn and her service dog, Carson News Channel 8's Melanie Michael with Susan Wiburn and her service dog, Carson
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    News Channel 8 recently covered a story about a veteran who says he and his wife were kicked out of a restaurant by cops. He claims it was because of his Yorkie-mix service dog. The story ignited a firestorm on Facebook with numerous comments on the issue. So, what are the rules involving service dogs?

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    Belleair Police Chief under fire by one of his own Video included

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    Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards is the target of numerous allegations ranging from mismanagement to ethical breaches and possible criminal acts. More>>

    Police: Woman left baby in car while shopping

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    Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores. More>>

    Rick Scott ahead in News Channel 8 governor's race poll Video included

    Charlie Crist (left) Rick Scott (right) . File photo Charlie Crist (left) Rick Scott (right) . File photo
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    Gov. Rick Scott has a 3-point lead over Democrat Charlie Crist, heading into the week before the primary election, according to the latest News Channel 8 poll. More>>

    Tampa elementary student wears GoPro camera to document school day

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    Introducing children to technology in the classroom can be a beautiful thing, but what if the technology is a GoPro camera and the class is a room full of first graders on the first day back to class? McFarlane Park Elementary in Tampa experimented with one of its students to see what happens when those two worlds collide. More>>

    Voter confusion over Hernando website Video included

    The VoteHernando.com website links voters to the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections website, which has a similar address: hernandovotes.com. The VoteHernando.com website links voters to the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections website, which has a similar address: hernandovotes.com.
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    A website is causing some confusion in Hernando County in the days leading up to the primary election. 
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    Vague laws on service dogs in restaurants

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    A veteran and his wife were extremely upset after they were escorted from a Clearwater restaurant by police. More>>

    Cops shoot and kill man in incident near Ferguson Video included

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    Two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a man who came within several feet of them brandishing a knife on Tuesday in a confrontation several miles from the turbulent suburb of Ferguson, authorities said. More>>

    Water main breaks affect downtown, South Tampa traffic Video included

    A water main break closed the two outer southbound lanes on Ashley Drive and westbound lanes on Tyler Street on Tuesday. A water main break closed the two outer southbound lanes on Ashley Drive and westbound lanes on Tyler Street on Tuesday.
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    The two outer southbound lanes on Ashley Drive and westbound lanes on Tyler Street from Ashley to Macinnes Place are closed on Tuesday August 19, while the Tampa Water Department repairs a 12-inch transmission line break. More>>

    FWC: 300 sea turtle eggs stolen

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    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says a St. Lucie County man was caught with nearly 300 stolen sea turtle eggs. More>>

    Lakeland businesses targets in payment scam

    Palace Italian Restaurant targeted in electric bill scam Palace Italian Restaurant targeted in electric bill scam
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    Three Lakeland restaurants have been targeted in a scam designed to scare owners into paying their electric bill to the unknown caller. More>>

    Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

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    A man reporting to jail in Maine put some thought into his attire: He wore an orange T-shirt with his mug shot printed on it. More>>

    Lakeland Electric warns customers about phone payment scam Video included

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    Lakeland Electric customers beware of a current scam that involves an individual who calls and acts as if he is a representative of Lakeland Electric.
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    FOUND: 71-year-old man with dementia

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    Hillsborough County deputies need your help finding a 71-year-old man last seen Monday in Tampa. More>>

    ALDI hiring for new Oldsmar, Holiday stores

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    Know anyone who's looking for a job? Discount grocer ALDI is expanding in the Tampa Bay area and is hiring. ALDI will be holding a job fair Tuesday, Aug. 19 from noon to 8 p.m. in Clearwater.
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    Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives

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    The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew. More>>

    Clearwater couple escorted from restaurant because of service dogs Video included

    Dr. Richard Davis with his two service dogs - Mocha and Micka. Dr. Richard Davis with his two service dogs - Mocha and Micka.
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    A Clearwater couple tells News Channel 8 that their service dogs were the reason they were escorted from Maggie Mae's restaurant in Sand Key. More>>

    Brita recalling children's water bottles

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    Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard. More>>

    Water main break causes S. Tampa traffic headaches Video included

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    A broken water main could cause some major traffic issues in a heavily traveled area of south Tampa.  More>>

    Community Health says Chinese hackers stole data on 4.5 million patients Video included

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    Community Health Systems Inc., one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyberattack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients.  More>>

    Town 'N' Country woman accidentally shoots her grandson

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    A woman accidentally shot her grandson early Tuesday morning in Town 'n' Country, Hillsborough deputies confirmed. More>>

    Hillsborough school bus mechanic cautiously optimistic about future

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    Alberto Pomare Davis has been fixing Hillsborough County buses for more than decade. He promises the buses kids are hopping on today are safe.  More>>

    Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

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    Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live." More>>

    Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson Video included

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    The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. More>>

    BACK TO SCHOOL: How to save on kids' clothes

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    Saving on back to school clothing doesn't have to be difficult if you shop the sales!  More>>

    Missing Clearwater student located after 3-hour search Video included

    Moajed, 10, talks with a Clearwater Police Officer and Angie and Andy Gamsby shortly after he was found on Monday. Moajed, 10, talks with a Clearwater Police Officer and Angie and Andy Gamsby shortly after he was found on Monday.
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    Officers with the Clearwater Police jumped into action Monday afternoon to find a missing Sandy Lane Elementary 5th-grader.


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    Hospital network hack affects millions

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    Millions of people's personal information is at risk after hackers targeted a hospital network.
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    UPDATE: Boy found safe after missing from Clearwater elementary school Video included

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    Clearwater Police are searching for a missing child Monday afternoon who was last seen at the end of the school day at Sandy Lane Elementary. More>>

    Hillsborough water customers continue to complain of stinky water and high bills Video included

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    The stinky, cloudy water is bad enough. But East Lake residents, near Tampa's Hard Rock Casino, say their water bills are out of control and going up. Tonia Hammond is so fed up with the private water company, Pluris American Infrastructure, that she posted sings on her fence in protest. She says her bill started to skyrocket after she publicly complained about her water quality to the Hillsborough County Commission. More>>

    Pinellas 911 managers puzzled by lightning strike that knocked out phones Video included

    For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 service was disrupted For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 service was disrupted
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    For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 callers were out of luck when they called for help. All they heard was ringing on the other end of the line after two lightening strikes disrupted service. More>>

    Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson Video included

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    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager. More>>

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