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    Bradenton apartment complex to be repaired after 8 On Your Side report

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    Last week, 8 on your side showed you some of the dilapidated conditions inside some units at the Townhouse Park Apartments in Bradenton.Tenants were having problems with mold and rodents.There was also water damage. More>>

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    The heat goes on...and on

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    Temperatures running well above seasonal averages through the weekend.  Rain chances increase next week.
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    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: August 11 - 16

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    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from August 11 to 16, 2014.
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    Alabama teacher suspended after shooting lesson

    Unarmed teen Michael Brown, 18,  was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, MO. File photo Unarmed teen Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, MO. File photo
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    An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida. More>>

    Funeral home removal service employee charged with stealing from dead woman

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    Pinellas County Sheriff Deputies arrested a funeral home removal service employee after they claim he stole jewelry from deceased woman while he was in her home to remove her body. More>>

    2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photo About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photo
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    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
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    Massive wasp nest removed from Winter Haven home

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    A massive wasp nest outside a Winter Haven home is being removed Friday morning. More>>

    Coast Guard to offload $19 million of cocaine in St. Pete

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    Coast Guard crews are scheduled to offload 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million in St. Petersburg Friday morning.
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    Dog reunited with owner 8 years after being stolen

    Fatcat, back at home in Arizona after being reunited with Harris after eight years. (Today.com via LaShena Harris) Fatcat, back at home in Arizona after being reunited with Harris after eight years. (Today.com via LaShena Harris)
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    LaShena Harris had only left her dog, Fatcat, outside her Memphis home for a few minutes while she went to get the dog's new collar inside.
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    Dover families concerned about a chemical they say causes illness Video included

    Concerned families met with representatives from Arkema who sell the chemical Palacin that Zentkovich is concerned about Concerned families met with representatives from Arkema who sell the chemical Palacin that Zentkovich is concerned about
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    After two years of illness, Mary Zentkovich wants answers about what is making her family sick.“ Zentkovich thinks the fumigant Paladin being used in nearby strawberry fields is the reason for her family's and other neighbor's illnesses. More>>

    Teen's death could cause change to state fair Video included

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    The parents of Andrew Joseph spoke at the monthly Hillsborough NAACP meeting Thursday night.

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    Governor proposes increase in education funding Video included

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    Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he will propose an increase in per-pupil funding for Florida students if he is elected to a second term. His proposal calls for a $232 boost in per-student spending to $7,126. Scott and potential political opponent Charlie Crist have traded barbs on education in recent weeks, with Crist launching a bus tour around the state he called “Restore the Cuts.”Scott's proposal tops the ... More>>

    8 On Your Side: In less then 24 hours, county shows up

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    Shan Henderson and her husband, Brian, have spent their entire summer begging Hillsborough County to fix a deep, dangerous hole in their backyard. More>>

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    • Bradenton apartment complex to be repaired after 8 On Your Side report

      Bradenton apartment complex to be repaired after 8 On Your Side report

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:06:47 GMT
      Last week, 8 on your side showed you some of the dilapidated conditions inside some units at the Townhouse Park Apartments in Bradenton.Tenants were having problems with mold and rodents.There was also water damage.
      Last week, 8 on your side showed you some of the dilapidated conditions inside some units at the Townhouse Park Apartments in Bradenton.Tenants were having problems with mold and rodents.There was also water damage.
    • 2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

      2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:01:24 GMT
      About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photoAbout 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photo
      About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
      About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
    • TPD claims training stories fell short

      TPD claims training stories fell short

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:12:02 GMT
      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.
      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.
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    • Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

      Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:25:13 GMT
      A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are...
      A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being...
    • Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

      Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:25:11 GMT
      Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.
      Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.
    • Parole denied yet again for Lennon's killer

      Parole denied yet again for Lennon's killer

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:15:49 GMT
      A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer.
      John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday.
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    • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: August 11 - 16

      Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: August 11 - 16

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:57:41 GMT
      Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from August 11 to 16, 2014.
      Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from August 11 to 16, 2014.
    • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

      Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:30:19 GMT
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      Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do.
      Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do.
    • 8 of the craziest fast food items

      8 of the craziest fast food items

      Friday, August 22 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:50:18 GMT
      Sick of the old Big Mac or chicken nuggets here in the U.S.?
      Sick of the old Big Mac or chicken nuggets here in the U.S.?
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