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    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>>

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    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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    AM Headlines: Heat continues; Wasp nest removed; Coast Guard drug bust

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    WEATHERIt's another hot day with highs in the mid-90s. Factor in the humidity, and it could feel as hot as 106. There is a 30% chance at seeing a few storms this afternoon. Full forecastto learn what to expect for the rest of the day.Download the WeatherMax app to get your forecast on the go any time you need. TRAFFICAccident in Plant City has on the center lane open EB Highway 60 at Hwy 39. Stay with WFLA for Weather Traffic on the 8s to be ready for your commute. COMING UP AT 6:30 A.M.A ma... More>>

    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>>

    Hot days continue

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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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    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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    • 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.
    • TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

      TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

      Thursday, August 21 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:48:17 GMT
      Jason TurkJason Turk
      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
      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
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    • Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate

      Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:35:05 GMT
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic...
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he took a second loan from a wealthy businessman because it was offered.
    • 1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

      1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:15:41 GMT
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled...
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars,...
    • Dentist at center of health scare cedes license

      Dentist at center of health scare cedes license

      Friday, August 22 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:55:52 GMT
      An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
      An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
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    • 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.?
    • Rappin' Xmas Jammies' family back with new video 'Baby Got Class'

      Rappin' Xmas Jammies' family back with new video 'Baby Got Class'

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:56:41 GMT
      Image courtesy: www.youtube.com/TheHoldernessFamilyImage courtesy: www.youtube.com/TheHoldernessFamily
      A jammin' North Carolina family who made a Christmas video that went viral last year is at it again. The Holderness family's clever XMAS JAMMIES song featured the pajama-clad family rapping a video version of a yearly Christmas letter.
      A jammin' North Carolina family who made a Christmas video that went viral last year is at it again. The Holderness family's clever XMAS JAMMIES song featured the pajama-clad family rapping a video version of a yearly Christmas letter.
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