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    Police have found the body of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard on Darden Road. Dewayne Thompson is accused of shooting her Sunday morning and kidnapping her. Police have found the body of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard on Darden Road. Dewayne Thompson is accused of shooting her Sunday morning and kidnapping her.

    Police find body of missing Mississippi teen

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    The search is over for the missing Mississippi 17-year-old at the center of a weekend Amber Alert.
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    Typical summer storms expected in Tampa Bay

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    A typical summer day in Tampa Bay is expected today. Morning sunshine will be followed by scattered storms late in the day. More>>

    Is your data safe in Apple’s iCloud?

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    Hackers gained access to celebrities private pictures including nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence. Apple says it has fixed a security flaw but cybersecurity experts say anyone can become a victim.“Anybody can get hacked. More>>

    Internet video shows US reporter killed by Islamic State group

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    Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group. More>>

    Magic diet pill promoter found running new business in Tampa

    File Photo: Nick Congleton File Photo: Nick Congleton
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    Nick Congleton is in hot water with the FTC for selling "magic diet pills," and under investigation by Florida's Attorney General for a defunct travel club that owes hundreds of consumers for vacations they never received.Now, he's keeping a low profile and running a new business out of an unmarkedwarehouse in the Channelside District, where he didn't have much to say to Eight On Your Side this morning. More>>

    Dead fish creating problems on Honeymoon Island

    Red Tide spotted on the shore of Honeymoon Island. Red Tide spotted on the shore of Honeymoon Island.
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    Scattered on the shore of Honeymoon Island in Pinellas county are hundreds of dead fish.Park rangers started noticing the fish wash on shore on Friday, just before one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year."In some spots it scattered and as you move up north on the beach it's up in the hundreds of fish," said park manager Pete Krulder. More>>

    Explosion at beverage packaging facility in Lakeland Video included

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    An explosion at a Lakeland beverage packaging facility sent a 60,000-pound boiler onto a CSX railroad track Tuesday morning. The boiler, which holds 4,000 gallons of steam, was half-filled. More>>

    Centerplate CEO resigns after puppy kicking incident Video included

    Surveillance video captured Desmond Hague repeatedly kicking a puppy. Surveillance video captured Desmond Hague repeatedly kicking a puppy.
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    The C-E-O at the center of a puppy kicking incident resigned his position at Centerplate Inc.An elevator security camera captured video of Desmond Hague repeatedly kicking a friend's puppy.SEE VIDEO HERE: CEO of Hospitality Company seen on video abusing dogCenterplate provides food services, such as catering and concessions for Tropicana Field and the Florida State Fair. More>>

    Family: Joan Rivers on life support Video included

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    Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office. More>>

    Home Depot probing 'Unusual Activity' after reports of data breach

    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a massive credit card breach Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a massive credit card breach
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    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after Krebs on Security reported that a large cache of stolen data had appeared on black market sites. More>>

    Largo teacher arrested for DUI in Labor Day crash

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    A Largo middle school teacher was charged with DUI on Monday after being involved in a five-car crash. More>>

    It's official: Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens Tampa is open

    Busch Gardens Tampa holds test rides on Falcon's Fury for employees (Courtesy Facebook) Busch Gardens Tampa holds test rides on Falcon's Fury for employees (Courtesy Facebook)
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    After weeks of thrilling lucky guests during a soft open, North America's tallest freestanding drop tower, Falcon's Fury, officially opens Tuesday at Busch Gardens Tampa. More>>

    Renewals may see delays on first day in Tampa Bay area Video included

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    Some Florida drivers trying to take advantage of lower fees for auto tag renewals today may encounter some delays in getting their renewals processed. At the Hillsborough County Tax Collector's office, the director of branch operations said they started having trouble around 11 am, but the state's system for processing renewals appeared to be slowly coming back up. More>>

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: TS Dolly forms off Mexico's coast

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    RIGHT NOW: Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche. More>>

    32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

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    Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said. More>>

    Pasco County couple survive a week adrift at sea Video included

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    A Pasco county couple is recovering after spending a week adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. They were trapped 80 miles off shore without any food and very little water for seven days. More>>

    Tampa daycare set to reopen after crash Video included

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    A Tampa kindergarten and daycare center is set to reopen four days after a suspected drunk driver crashed through the wall into a classroom. More>>

    Palm Harbor strip club hit & run victim makes plea Video included

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    New video shows the violent incident early Friday morning, outside "Silks" strip club on US 19 in Palm Harbor. Bouncer Doug Berube and the club DJ. wanted to talk to a guy in a car about an earlier incident. The driver shoved it in reverse, hit the gas, and backed over Berube. He has a plea for the driver.... More>>

    Community reaches out to Spring Hill family after theft of lawn equipment Video included

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    Michael Depace wants to say "thank you" and give a huge hug to everyone that reached out after a thief stole $3,500 worth of lawn equipment from him. More>>

    Former judge to join Morgan & Morgan

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    Former Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. will announce Tuesday that he will be joining Morgan Morgan law firm after retiring, according to the press release the law firm issued. More>>

    Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

    Waldo, FL. Image AP Waldo, FL. Image AP
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    The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder.  More>>

    AM Headlines: Typical summer day; TS Dolly forms; The Mike Calta Show airs in morning

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    AM Headlines: Typical summer day; TS Dolly forms; New morning voice on Tampa Bay radio  More>>

    New morning voice of Tampa Bay - Mike Calta Video included

    Mike Calta. Image courtesy Facebook/The Mike Calta Show Mike Calta. Image courtesy Facebook/The Mike Calta Show
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    Mike Calta will take the airwaves at 6 AM on 102.5 the Bone for the first time Tuesday.  More>>

    Boca Raton teen bit by shark

    Alexandra Masterson, 13, was bit by shark Sunday (WPTV) Alexandra Masterson, 13, was bit by shark Sunday (WPTV)
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    Authorities say a 13-year-old girl was treated and released after being bitten by a shark in the waters off central Florida.
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    Teen accused of killing, dismembering mother's body Video included

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    A Lee County teenager is behind bars, accused of killing his own mother and hiding her body parts around the home. More>>

    Land O' Lakes man: troopers saved my life Video included

    A Pasco County man credits two Florida Highway Patrol troopers with saving his life. A Pasco County man credits two Florida Highway Patrol troopers with saving his life.
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    Chris Henry calls two Florida Highway Patrol Troopers heroes. He believes they saved his life.
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    Gov. Scott begins campaign bus tour in Tampa Bay area

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    Gov. Rick Scott kicked off a statewide bus tour Monday, focusing on tax cuts and bashing his the record of his opponent - and predecessor."We've been cleaning up Charlie Crist's mess for three years," Scott said.Calling Crist a "slick politician and a smooth talker," More>>

    St. Petersburg plane pulled from Tampa Bay after Sunday crash Video included

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    The plane that crashed in Tampa Bay, off the coast of St. Petersburg Sunday,has been recovered.A recovery team started work early this morning. It took hours to bring the plane up from about 25 feet under water. The company that owns the plane, Aerial Banner, Inc., sent company representatives to St. Petersburg. More>>

    Alligator kills puppy at Orlando lake

    An alligator attacked and killed the dog with blue collar, pictured here. (FWC) An alligator attacked and killed the dog with blue collar, pictured here. (FWC)
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    A dog was attacked and killed by an alligator while being walked near Orlando early Monday. More>>

    Bubba 'The Love Sponge' to announce new Tampa gig

    File photo of Bubba the Love Sponge Clem File photo of Bubba the Love Sponge Clem
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    Bubba "The Love Sponge" announced on his Twitter page Monday that he will soon have a new Tampa home. More>>

    Scott and Crist bash each other at campaign events

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    Florida's increasingly bitter and expensive campaign for governor is kicking into gear with two months left before Election Day.Gov. Rick Scott began a two-week bus tour along the crucial Interstate 4 corridor, where he railed against former Gov. Charlie Crist as someone who is just like President Barack Obama. More>>

    FL vehicle registration renewal fees drop Video included

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    That little gift you get from the state on your birthday every year, to renew your car tag, is going to be cheaper starting Monday.  The cut will save drivers about $13 to $25 depending on the size of their vehicle. More>>

    Clearwater Marine Aquarium plans to drop animal shows

    Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Clearwater Marine Aquarium senior marine mammal trainer Abby Stone works with Winter the dolphin in Clearwater, Image AP Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Clearwater Marine Aquarium senior marine mammal trainer Abby Stone works with Winter the dolphin in Clearwater, Image AP
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    No animal performances will be held at a redesigned aquatic center planned by the Florida aquarium featured in the "Dolphin Tale" movies. More>>

    Candidates for governor tour Tampa Bay

    Gov. Scott on the tax cut bus tour Gov. Scott on the tax cut bus tour
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    Florida's leading gubernatorial candidates are both making a stop in the Tampa Bay area on Labor Day.  More>>

    RECALL: Kraft Singles

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    Kraft Foods is voluntarily recalling over 7,000 cases of Kraft American Singles, according to a press release posted on the Food and Drug Administration website. More>>

    Labor Day - more than just a day off Video included

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    While many people have the day off work, the day is actually meant to celebrate the achievements and contributions of American workers.
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    Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    Concert goers leave the Made in America Festival after the grounds are evacuated due to thunderstorms. Image AP Concert goers leave the Made in America Festival after the grounds are evacuated due to thunderstorms. Image AP
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    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning. More>>

    Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

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    Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. More>>

    Two shot outside party in Tampa

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    Two people have gunshot wounds after a shooting outside a party in Tampa early Sunday morning, Tampa police said.  More>>

    Pilot dies in plane crash near downtown St. Pete

    Rescue boaters are on the scene of a downed banner plane near Albert Whitted Airport. Rescue boaters are on the scene of a downed banner plane near Albert Whitted Airport.
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    The pilot of a banner plane that crashed into the water near Albert Whitted Airport has died, St. Petersburg police officials said. 

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    Pedestrian hit on U.S. 19 in Pasco County

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    A pedestrian was hit while walking west on US Highway 19 south of Fivay Road Saturday night. A 2008 Chevy Cobalt driven by Mikola D. Batov of Hudson was traveling north on U.S. 19 in the center lane, approaching Fivay Road shortly before 10 p.m.... More>>

    Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking vessel

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    ?Three adults were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard crew after their 37-foot boat began taking on water eight miles west of Bean Point on Anna Maria Island Sunday.About 3:50 p.m Sunday, officials at the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg were notified via a marine band radio about a boat taking on water from a six-inch hole in the hull.... More>>

    Buchholz throws 3-hitter, Red Sox beat Rays 3-0

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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six. ... More>>

    Odorizzi shines as Rays shut out Boston, 7-0, at the Trop

    Odorizzi allowed just one hit and struck out seven in seven innings Saturday night. Odorizzi allowed just one hit and struck out seven in seven innings Saturday night.
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    Jake Odorizzi and two pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-0 on Saturday night.Coming off a start Monday night in which he gave up a career-high eight runs over four innings in a 9-1 loss at Baltimore, Odorizzi (10-11) allowed a fourth-inning single to Will Middlebrooks, three walks and struck out seven over seven innings. More>>

    FHP seeks hit-and-run driver that injured Palm Harbor security guard Video included

    The suspect was involved in an altercation inside the establishment just before 3 am Friday. The suspect was involved in an altercation inside the establishment just before 3 am Friday.
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    Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol are asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a hit-and-run driver that seriously injured a security guard at a Palm Harbor nightclub early Friday morning. More>>

    The man behind Florida's medical marijuana drive

    The medical marijuana battle is personal for Central Florida attorney John Morgan. The medical marijuana battle is personal for Central Florida attorney John Morgan.
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    The worst day of John Morgan's life was when his brother snapped his neck diving into a Walt Disney World lagoon while working as a lifeguard. It left him a quadriplegic.That day also set Morgan, the man behind Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative, on a course that would make him a wealthy and locally famous personal injury lawyer. More>>

    Gulfport man charged for role in fatal pedestrian crash

    The charges against Fitzgerald were filed this week by investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol. The charges against Fitzgerald were filed this week by investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol.
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    An 18-year-old Gulfport man is now facing charges for his role in a June 1st fatal crash that claimed the life of an Oklahoma woman.Caleb Fitzgerald was booked into the Pinellas County Jail late Friday on one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death. More>>

    Lake Wales PD, Polk SO arrest nine in drug crime sweep

    Lawson, a 31-year-old registered sex offender, was arrested Friday on a variety of drug-related charges. Lawson, a 31-year-old registered sex offender, was arrested Friday on a variety of drug-related charges.
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    In an effort to reduce drug related street crime in Lake Wales the Polk County Sheriff's Office on Friday arrested seven adults and two juveniles on a variety of charges.Officers with the Lake Wales Police Department also took part in the three-month undercover operation. More>>

    Two men injured in Gandy Bridge boat crash

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    Two men were injured in a single boat crash at the Gandy Bridge in Pinellas County Saturday. A 21-foot white Hydra-Sport boat collided with the Gandy Bridge, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Officer Baryl Martin said in a news release. ... More>>

    Idaho-Florida game canceled after lightning, rain

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    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Idaho-Florida game has been canceled because of unsafe field conditions. No makeup date was scheduled. Florida Field became unplayable after hours of heavy rain. ... More>>

    Down power line stalls Gulf Blvd. traffic

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    Severe weather in Redington Beach has forced the shutdown of a portion of Gulf Blvd.Pinellas County authorities closed northbound and southbound Gulf Blvd. from 161st Ave. to 164th Ave. due to down power lines.Sheriffs's officials are asking motorists to avoid the area. More>>

    Buccaneers get to 53-man roster limit

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 53-man roster now is in place. On Saturday, the team waived six players and released two others to reach the NFL player limit. The Bucs made the following roster moves today, according to team officials. ... More>>

    Convicted felon charged with murder in Brooksville mass shooting

    Mason III, 42, has an arrest record that goes back more than 20 years. Mason III, 42, has an arrest record that goes back more than 20 years.
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    A career criminal with an arrest record that goes back more than two decades is facing three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in connection with a mass shooting that occurred Friday night in Brooksville.As George June Mason III attempted to flee the crime scene just as law enforcement arrived he was struck by a pick-up truck. More>>

    Rams cut Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted

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    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.The seventh-round pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. ... More>>

    TPD - house fire on Ida St. deliberately set

    Crews with Tampa Fire Rescue arrived at this residence on Ida St. just after 2 am Saturday. Crews with Tampa Fire Rescue arrived at this residence on Ida St. just after 2 am Saturday.
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    Timothy Mendenall spent the day cleaning up, after his rental home on Ida Street in Tampa caught fire. "All I know is when I got up the living room and the bedroom were burning," Mendenall said. "So we got the hose and buckets of water and then the Fire Department got here." More>>

    Man struck, killed on US 41 in Tampa

    The fatal crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The fatal crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
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    A 43-year-old Gibsonton man was struck and killed Friday night while walking along US 41 in Tampa.James Warfle was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:30 pm. More>>

    Missing New Port Richey couple rescued from Gulf

    The Coast Guard towed the couple's disabled sailboat back to land early Saturday. The Coast Guard towed the couple's disabled sailboat back to land early Saturday.
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    A Bay area couple that failed to return from a boating excursion in the Gulf of Mexico was rescued early Saturday approximately 10 miles northwest of Anclote Key.A friend of Bogdan and Elizabeth Makowski contacted the United States Coast Guard Station Sand Key on Friday after not hearing from the couple for several days. More>>

    Police: 3 dead in Brooksville shooting

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    Brooksville Police say at least three people have been killed and a fourth person was flown to a hospital after a shooting at a home near Main Street on Friday night. More>>

    Friday Night Blitz - Week 1 Scores

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    Pepin supports 64oz growlers, regulations Video included

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    He's the president of Pepin Distributing but he's extending an olive branch to craft brewers in Florida.“One key piece of misinformation is that we are opposed to a 64 ounce growler, we support a 64 ounce growler,” said Tom Pepin. More>>

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    • Typical summer storms expected in Tampa Bay

      Typical summer storms expected in Tampa Bay

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:15:13 GMT
      “The holiday weekend is ahead and you can expect typical summertime weather for it,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
      A typical summer day in Tampa Bay is expected today. Morning sunshine will be followed by scattered storms late in the day.
    • Is your data safe in Apple’s iCloud?

      Is your data safe in Apple’s iCloud?

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:04:56 GMT
      Hackers gained access to celebrities private pictures including nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence. Apple says it has fixed a security flaw but cybersecurity experts say anyone can become a victim.“Anybody can get hacked.
      Hackers gained access to celebrities private pictures including nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence. Apple says it has fixed a security flaw but cybersecurity experts say anyone can become a victim.“Anybody can get hacked.
    • Magic diet pill promoter found running new business in Tampa

      Magic diet pill promoter found running new business in Tampa

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:02:23 GMT
      File Photo: Nick CongletonFile Photo: Nick Congleton
      Nick Congleton is in hot water with the FTC for selling "magic diet pills," and under investigation by Florida's Attorney General for a defunct travel club that owes hundreds of consumers for vacations they never received.Now, he's keeping a low profile and running a new business out of an unmarkedwarehouse in the Channelside District, where he didn't have much to say to Eight On Your Side this morning.
      Nick Congleton is in hot water with the FTC for selling "magic diet pills," and under investigation by Florida's Attorney General for a defunct travel club that owes hundreds of consumers for vacations they never received.Now, he's keeping a low profile and running a new business out of an unmarkedwarehouse in the Channelside District, where he didn't have much to say to Eight On Your Side this morning.
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    • Magic diet pill promoter found running new business in Tampa

      Magic diet pill promoter found running new business in Tampa

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:02:23 GMT
      File Photo: Nick CongletonFile Photo: Nick Congleton
      Nick Congleton is in hot water with the FTC for selling "magic diet pills," and under investigation by Florida's Attorney General for a defunct travel club that owes hundreds of consumers for vacations they never received.Now, he's keeping a low profile and running a new business out of an unmarkedwarehouse in the Channelside District, where he didn't have much to say to Eight On Your Side this morning.
      Nick Congleton is in hot water with the FTC for selling "magic diet pills," and under investigation by Florida's Attorney General for a defunct travel club that owes hundreds of consumers for vacations they never received.Now, he's keeping a low profile and running a new business out of an unmarkedwarehouse in the Channelside District, where he didn't have much to say to Eight On Your Side this morning.
    • Home Depot probing 'Unusual Activity' after reports of data breach

      Home Depot probing 'Unusual Activity' after reports of data breach

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:55:41 GMT
      Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a massive credit card breachHome Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a massive credit card breach
      Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after Krebs on Security reported that a large cache of stolen data had appeared on black market sites.
      Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after Krebs on Security reported that a large cache of stolen data had appeared on black market sites.
    • Community reaches out to Spring Hill family after theft of lawn equipment

      Community reaches out to Spring Hill family after theft of lawn equipment

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:45:21 GMT
      Michael Depace wants to say "thank you" and give a huge hug to everyone that reached out after a thief stole $3,500 worth of lawn equipment from him.
      Michael Depace wants to say "thank you" and give a huge hug to everyone that reached out after a thief stole $3,500 worth of lawn equipment from him.
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    • 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

      30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:31:57 GMT
      A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.
      Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on...
    • Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

      Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:24:29 GMT
      A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down.
      A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November...
    • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

      Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

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      Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much...
      An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a...
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    • Lesson learned: Severed snake heads can still bite

      Lesson learned: Severed snake heads can still bite

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:29:33 GMT
      Indochinese spitting cobra (Photo: Wikipedia)Indochinese spitting cobra (Photo: Wikipedia)
      It sounds like a wild fabrication: A spitting cobra, being prepared for a dish in a restaurant in southern China, bit and killed a chef 20 minutes after its head had been chopped off.
      It sounds like a wild fabrication: A spitting cobra, being prepared for a dish in a restaurant in southern China, bit and killed a chef 20 minutes after its head had been chopped off.
    • Beware of venomous puss caterpillars found in Florida

      Beware of venomous puss caterpillars found in Florida

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:00:52 GMT
      Puss caterpillar (Photo: University of Florida)Puss caterpillar (Photo: University of Florida)
      The may look fluffy and cute, but these caterpillars are anything but. Under all that fur on the puss caterpillar are venomous bristles that break off into the skin when touched by humans and cause serious pain.
      The may look fluffy and cute, but these caterpillars are anything but. Under all that fur on the puss caterpillar are venomous bristles that break off into the skin when touched by humans and cause serious pain.
    • Stacie talks to Ellen about season 12, debut on WFLA News Channel 8

      Stacie talks to Ellen about season 12, debut on WFLA News Channel 8

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:20:57 GMT
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      An enthusiastic crowd had already gathered hours before The Ellen Show was scheduled to tape. When I arrived on the Warner's Brothers lot, I was greeted by one of Ellen's Producers. Though I hoped for a ride in Ellen's golf cart, we walked a few blocks to the set and my behind the scenes tour began.Ellen's studio is massive by Hollywood standards.
      An enthusiastic crowd had already gathered hours before The Ellen Show was scheduled to tape. When I arrived on the Warner's Brothers lot, I was greeted by one of Ellen's Producers. Though I hoped for a ride in Ellen's golf cart, we walked a few blocks to the set and my behind the scenes tour began.Ellen's studio is massive by Hollywood standards.
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