Winter Haven Police need your help in locating a 53-year-old man who suffers from severe depression and may be a danger to himself. More>>
AM Headlines: Hot and dry day; Death threat against another journalist; Nut butter recall More>>
If shopping for backpacks and lunch boxes is still on your list of things to do, The Children's Place has a great online sale today. More>>
Closing arguments are set for Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Lakeland Police officer. More>>
"This is one of the hottest stretches of weather we've seen so far this summer," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Leigh Spann. Temperatures climb quickly into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees by noon. More>>
Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. More>>
In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. More>>
Tampa Police officers are investigating a shooting on Davis Islands early Wednesday morning. More>>
A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. More>>
Body cameras are used by several law enforcement agencies in Florida but not many in the Bay Area. Sarasota Police announced this week they will begin using body cameras on police officers with a pilot program. More>>
Dash cam video rolled as David Fredericksen and his co-driver witnessed a horrible crash outside Biloxi Mississippi. It happened last Monday, as they drove a load of orange juice in a large tanker truck. A grandmother driving her young granddaughter lost control and slammed into a semi, igniting the truck's fuel tanks. More>>
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in Town N' Country just before 1:00 A.M. early Tuesday morning.The sheriff's office gives a chilling account of the events that led to the shooting.In the middle of the night, Linda Maddox, 63 heard a noise and grabbed a .22 caliber revolver she keeps by the bed. More>>
News Channel 8 recently covered a story about a veteran who says he and his wife were kicked out of a restaurant by cops. He claims it was because of his Yorkie-mix service dog. The story ignited a firestorm on Facebook with numerous comments on the issue. So, what are the rules involving service dogs?
Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards is the target of numerous allegations ranging from mismanagement to ethical breaches and possible criminal acts. More>>
Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores. More>>
Gov. Rick Scott has a 3-point lead over Democrat Charlie Crist, heading into the week before the primary election, according to the latest News Channel 8 poll. More>>
Introducing children to technology in the classroom can be a beautiful thing, but what if the technology is a GoPro camera and the class is a room full of first graders on the first day back to class? McFarlane Park Elementary in Tampa experimented with one of its students to see what happens when those two worlds collide. More>>
A website is causing some confusion in Hernando County in the days leading up to the primary election.
A veteran and his wife were extremely upset after they were escorted from a Clearwater restaurant by police. More>>
Two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a man who came within several feet of them brandishing a knife on Tuesday in a confrontation several miles from the turbulent suburb of Ferguson, authorities said. More>>
The two outer southbound lanes on Ashley Drive and westbound lanes on Tyler Street from Ashley to Macinnes Place are closed on Tuesday August 19, while the Tampa Water Department repairs a 12-inch transmission line break. More>>
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says a St. Lucie County man was caught with nearly 300 stolen sea turtle eggs. More>>
Three Lakeland restaurants have been targeted in a scam designed to scare owners into paying their electric bill to the unknown caller. More>>
A man reporting to jail in Maine put some thought into his attire: He wore an orange T-shirt with his mug shot printed on it. More>>
Lakeland Electric customers beware of a current scam that involves an individual who calls and acts as if he is a representative of Lakeland Electric.
Hillsborough County deputies need your help finding a 71-year-old man last seen Monday in Tampa. More>>
Know anyone who's looking for a job? Discount grocer ALDI is expanding in the Tampa Bay area and is hiring. ALDI will be holding a job fair Tuesday, Aug. 19 from noon to 8 p.m. in Clearwater.
The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew. More>>
A Clearwater couple tells News Channel 8 that their service dogs were the reason they were escorted from Maggie Mae's restaurant in Sand Key. More>>
Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard. More>>
A broken water main could cause some major traffic issues in a heavily traveled area of south Tampa. More>>
Community Health Systems Inc., one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyberattack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. More>>
A woman accidentally shot her grandson early Tuesday morning in Town 'n' Country, Hillsborough deputies confirmed. More>>
Alberto Pomare Davis has been fixing Hillsborough County buses for more than decade. He promises the buses kids are hopping on today are safe. More>>
Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live." More>>
The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. More>>
Saving on back to school clothing doesn't have to be difficult if you shop the sales! More>>
Officers with the Clearwater Police jumped into action Monday afternoon to find a missing Sandy Lane Elementary 5th-grader.
Millions of people's personal information is at risk after hackers targeted a hospital network.
Clearwater Police are searching for a missing child Monday afternoon who was last seen at the end of the school day at Sandy Lane Elementary. More>>
The stinky, cloudy water is bad enough. But East Lake residents, near Tampa's Hard Rock Casino, say their water bills are out of control and going up. Tonia Hammond is so fed up with the private water company, Pluris American Infrastructure, that she posted sings on her fence in protest. She says her bill started to skyrocket after she publicly complained about her water quality to the Hillsborough County Commission. More>>
For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 callers were out of luck when they called for help. All they heard was ringing on the other end of the line after two lightening strikes disrupted service. More>>
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager. More>>