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    Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night. Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.

    Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home Video included

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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 and now, the squatters are moving out.  
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    Bollywood Stomp event rocks downtown Tampa Video included

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    Downtown Tampa is getting a taste of Bollywood Wednesday night. "Stomp" is a free music event taking place in Curtis Hixon Park from 7-11 p.m. More>>

    Small rain chance for inland Tampa Bay areas Video included

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    A slight chance for a shower to develop in inland areas later today. More>>

    Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

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    Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Avakov said Thursday, but local police officials and protesters... More>>

    Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

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    As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4. More>>

    Batteries in baby video monitors recalled

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    Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. More>>

    Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

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    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming. More>>

    FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

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    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. More>>

    Twins joined at birth travel to meet Clearwater's famous dolphin

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    The star of Dolphin Tale met two of her biggest fans Wednesday. Hassan and Hussein traveled all the way from Ireland to meet Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. More>>

    New student victim in Polk teacher sex scandal 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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    A former Polk County teacher has been charged with 20 new counts of sex with a minor, the Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    2 St. Pete women accused in violent road rage attack Video included

    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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    Citrus boy smothered: CA child welfare had contacted DCF about family Video included

     Cody Wygant, is charged with third-degree murder in connection with his son's death. Cody Wygant, is charged with third-degree murder in connection with his son's death.
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    News Channel 8 has uncovered new information about the case of a Citrus County man accused of smothering his son, so he could play his Xbox game. More>>

    Sarasota teacher meltdown goes viral, student in video being bullied Video included

    Jeffrey Daughtry is a math teacher at Sarasota Military Academy, is seen having a meltdown on video. Jeffrey Daughtry is a math teacher at Sarasota Military Academy, is seen having a meltdown on video.
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    By now, many have seen the video of a Sarasota teacher screaming at one of his students. Now the family of that student is speaking out. More>>

    Home alone: Sarasota kids help deputies catch burglary suspects

    Burglary suspects from left to right: Marcus Felder, Darian Jones, Trevor Jackson and Gary Saulby. Sarasota Co. Jail booking photos Burglary suspects from left to right: Marcus Felder, Darian Jones, Trevor Jackson and Gary Saulby. Sarasota Co. Jail booking photos
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    Some quick-thinking kids in Sarasota are being credited for helping sheriff's deputies catch a group of burglary suspects who investigators say broke into the kids' home. More>>

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

    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
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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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    'Selfies' not welcome at USF graduation ceremony Video included

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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>>

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    • Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

      Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:45:39 GMT
      A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
      A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
    • 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
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      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."...
    • Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

      Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:08:20 GMT
      The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
      The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
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    • Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:28:18 GMT
      Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.
      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 and now, the squatters are moving out. 
      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 and now, the squatters are moving out.  
    • Bollywood Oscars kickoff with huge party

      Bollywood Oscars kickoff with huge party

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:23:09 GMT
      IIFA star Anil Kapoor is surrounded by fans at the IIFA Stomp event at Tampa's Curtis Hixon ParkIIFA star Anil Kapoor is surrounded by fans at the IIFA Stomp event at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park
      The International Indian Film Academy kicked off the countdown to its version of the Oscars with a music festival in downtown Tampa.
      The International Indian Film Academy kicked off the countdown to its version of the Oscars with a music festival in downtown Tampa.
    • Fl Congressman Bill Young's widow says she won't support Jolly

      Fl Congressman Bill Young's widow says she won't support Jolly

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:06:14 GMT
      Photo courtesy of Beverly YoungPhoto courtesy of Beverly Young
      The widow of Congressman C.W. Bill Young says she no longer supports the man who campaigned as a “Bill Young Republican” and was elected to her husband’s seat in the House of Representatives. “No, I won’t support him,” Beverly Young said in an interview with News Channel 8.
      The widow of Congressman C.W. Bill Young says she no longer supports the man who campaigned as a “Bill Young Republican” and was elected to her husband’s seat in the House of Representatives. “No, I won’t support him,” Beverly Young said in an interview with News Channel 8.
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    • Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:28:18 GMT
      Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.
      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 and now, the squatters are moving out. 
      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 and now, the squatters are moving out.  
    • 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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    • Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

      Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

      Thursday, April 24 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:15:22 GMT
      An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from...
      An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British...
    • Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

      Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

      Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:44:41 GMT
      The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
      The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
    • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

      Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

      Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:44:38 GMT
      The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand.
      The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand.
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