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    The Odyssey crew inspects the silver bars as they are recovered from the SS Gairsoppa site and  unloaded on deck of the Seabed Worker. In July 2013 from the site, which yielded 1,574 (60 tons) silver  ingots. Odyssey photo The Odyssey crew inspects the silver bars as they are recovered from the SS Gairsoppa site and unloaded on deck of the Seabed Worker. In July 2013 from the site, which yielded 1,574 (60 tons) silver ingots. Odyssey photo

    Tampa-based Odyssey Marine set to embark on new search for treasure Video included

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    Tampa based Odyssey Marine Exploration has an exclusive contract to recover the remaining valuable cargo from the SS Central America shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina which is thought to have been carrying one of the largest cargos of gold ever lost at sea.
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    Soldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photo Soldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photo
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    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. Many News Channel 8 viewers and Facebook followers are angry about what happened to the soldier.
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    2 St. Pete women accused in violent road rage attack

    Amber Lynn Beckwith (Left) and Ariel Young (right) are accused in a violent road rage attack. Pinellas County Jail booking photo Amber Lynn Beckwith (Left) and Ariel Young (right) are accused in a violent road rage attack. Pinellas County Jail booking photo
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    St. Petersburg Police say two women rammed into another woman's car, pulled her out of the car and attacked her in the middle of a street.
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    'Selfies' not welcome at USF graduation ceremony

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    University of South Florida Student Affairs office announced Wednesday that students should refrain from taking selfies while on stage during the university's graduation ceremony this spring. More>>

    Arcadia burned dog 'Hope' is 90% healed from burns Video included

    Hope's burns are 90% healed. Hardee County Animal Rescue Facebook page photo Hope's burns are 90% healed. Hardee County Animal Rescue Facebook page photo
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    We have some good news to report about Hope, the little 1-year-old dog that won over the hearts of many after she was doused with kerosene and lit on fire. More>>

    Pricey processing issue at Tampa hair academy resolved Video included

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    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. More>>

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

    Soldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photo Soldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photo
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    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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    John Franklin, head of Hillsborough County Transportation Department resigns

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    The general manager of the Hillsborough County School District's Transportation Department has resigned. More>>

    Staying warm and dry today

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    Partly cloudy skies continue through the day as temperatures climb to near 80 along the coast and mid 80s inland.
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    Polk teacher arrested for sex with student fired Video included

    Jennifer Fichter was fired today as a Polk County teacher. Jennifer Fichter was fired today as a Polk County teacher.
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    Polk County high school teacher Jennifer Fichter says she fell in love and had sex with her 17-year-old student.Tonight, the Polk County School Board voted to fire the teacher.Fichter told investigators her relationship with the boy started in November and that they had sex 20 to 30 times. More>>

    Sarasota students rally behind teacher fired after meltdown video went viral Video included

    Captain Jeffrey Daughtry was a math teacher at Sarasota Military Academy. Captain Jeffrey Daughtry was a math teacher at Sarasota Military Academy.
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    Last week, WFLA News Channel 8 told you about a Sarasota teacher who was fired after a cell phone video showed him having a meltdown. Now, his students are rallying behind him and want him to get his job back
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    Disabled vet reunited with service dog lost in car wreck Video included

    Luke Macner and Nina. Photo courtesy the Humane Society of Tampa Bay Luke Macner and Nina. Photo courtesy the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
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    A disabled Tampa veteran was brought to tears Tuesday when he was reunited with his service dog after she went missing in a car wreck. More>>

    High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants Video included

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    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since. More>>

    Your Week in Music: Beyonce teams up with Boots in 'dreamy' new song

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    Beyonce's new surprise guest appearance, the Austin City Limits lineup and a '90s flashback in Your Week in Music.
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    • 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.
    • Disabled vet reunited with service dog lost in car wreck

      Disabled vet reunited with service dog lost in car wreck

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:49:00 GMT
      Luke Macner and Nina. Photo courtesy the Humane Society of Tampa BayLuke Macner and Nina. Photo courtesy the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
      A disabled Tampa veteran was brought to tears Tuesday when he was reunited with his service dog after she went missing in a car wreck.
      A disabled Tampa veteran was brought to tears Tuesday when he was reunited with his service dog after she went missing in a car wreck.
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    • Tampa-based Odyssey Marine set to embark on new search for treasure

      Tampa-based Odyssey Marine set to embark on new search for treasure

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:55:56 GMT
      The Odyssey crew inspects the silver bars as they are recovered from the SS Gairsoppa site and  unloaded on deck of the Seabed Worker. In July 2013 from the site, which yielded 1,574 (60 tons) silver  ingots. Odyssey photoThe Odyssey crew inspects the silver bars as they are recovered from the SS Gairsoppa site and unloaded on deck of the Seabed Worker. In July 2013 from the site, which yielded 1,574 (60 tons) silver ingots. Odyssey photo
      Tampa based Odyssey Marine Exploration has an exclusive contract to recover the remaining valuable cargo from the SS Central America shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina which is thought to have been carrying one of the largest cargos of gold ever lost at sea.
      Tampa based Odyssey Marine Exploration has an exclusive contract to recover the remaining valuable cargo from the SS Central America shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina which is thought to have been carrying one of the largest cargos of gold ever lost at sea.
    • Outpouring of support for New Port Richey soldier dealing with suspected squatters

      Outpouring of support for New Port Richey soldier dealing with suspected squatters

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:22:35 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
      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. Many News Channel 8 viewers and Facebook followers are angry about what happened to the soldier.
      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. Many News Channel 8 viewers and Facebook followers are angry about what happened to the soldier.
    • Train, tractor trailer collide in Plant City

      Train, tractor trailer collide in Plant City

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:21:27 GMT
      The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is on scene of a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer logging truck vs CSX freight train at S.R. 39 and Moriczville Road in Plant City.The driver of the semi has been transported by ground to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.HCSO says there is no electronic crossing signals at this crossing. There is is a posted R.R. Crossing sign.S.R. 39 remains open while the investigation into the crash continues...
      The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is on scene of a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer logging truck vs CSX freight train at S.R. 39 and Moriczville Road in Plant City.The driver of the semi has been transported by ground to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.HCSO says there is no electronic crossing signals at this crossing. There is is a posted R.R. Crossing sign.S.R. 39 remains open while the investigation into the crash continues...
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    • Outpouring of support for New Port Richey soldier dealing with suspected squatters

      Outpouring of support for New Port Richey soldier dealing with suspected squatters

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:22:35 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
      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. Many News Channel 8 viewers and Facebook followers are angry about what happened to the soldier.
      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. Many News Channel 8 viewers and Facebook followers are angry about what happened to the soldier.
    • 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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    • 9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

      9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:44:43 GMT
      As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
      A woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father has turned herself in to authorities.
    • Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

      Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:35:44 GMT
      For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
      For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
    • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

      Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:35:40 GMT
      A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
      A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
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