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    Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

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    Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. More>>

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    Former Tampa Day principal arrested for 2nd time

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    The former principal of Tampa Day School has been arrested for a second time on accusations that he sexually battered a child. More>>

    Fighter jets escort plane back to Toronto after drunken passengers' threat

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    A pair of Canadian fighter jets escorted a Cuba-bound commercial flight back to Toronto after disruptive behavior by two female passengers Wednesday night, according to police.  More>>

    EXCLUSIVE: Tiny pup tortured, killed on camera; heartbroken owner speaks

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    Jessie Anderson wipes away tears as she holds a beautiful photo of her beloved dog, Athena, a miniature dachshund.  More>>

    Humidity and rain chances return

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    "It was nice while it lasted, but the less humid air is leaving us today," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Leigh Spann. Moisture will creep in from the south. More>>

    Duke Energy to issue credits

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    Duke Energy to issue credits.

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    Warning: Graphic video shows Sarasota man beating dog Video included

    Surveillance video shows Glover abusing dog Surveillance video shows Glover abusing dog
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    A Sarasota County man has been arrested, accused of abusing and killing a miniature 12-pound Dachshund. More>>

    Tanker overturns on I-75, spills gas, closes lanes for hours Video included

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    Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 between Bee Ridge Road and Fruitville Road closed Wednesday morning after an accident involving a tanker. Two lanes have re-opened as of 4:30 p.m. More>>

    Tampa Bay 'Ice Bucket Challenge' donations are changing lives

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    The videos are filling up social media. Our friends and national celebrities all seem to be taking the "Ice Bucket Challenge". More>>

    Medical marijuana plant planned for Polk County Video included

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    A proposed medical marijuana manufacturing facility is creating quite the 'buzz' in Polk County. More>>

    Bay area home security customers continue to complain they were mislead Video included

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    Bay area homeowners continue to complain of door-to-door salesman from Vision Security.
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    Parents concerned about Hillsborough school bus overcrowding Video included

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    Parents are worried about the safety of children riding an overcrowded bus to Thompson Elementary School in Ruskin.Latrese Thomas reached out to 8 On Your Side after several students were taken off the bus because there wasn't enough room."Yesterday, about five kids had to get off the bus and their parents had to take them to school," said Thomas.Kids have also had issues on the way home from school. Thomas says her 7-year-old daughter Victoria Woods was dropped off at the wrong bus stop.Stev... More>>

    Largo travel club head now caught up in Dr. Oz magic diet pill controversy Video included

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    It turns out the subject of an Eight On Your Side investigation of a local travel club has another claim to fame. He's at the heart of a "magic diet pill" promoted by Dr. Oz and vilified by the FTC.That means Nicholas Congleton is at the heart of two business schemes that are under investigating by state and federal consumer protection authorities for misleading or taking advantage of unwitting customers. More>>

    CEO seen kicking puppy placed on indefinite probation Video included

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    A chief executive officer of a hospitality company that provides services to Tropicana Field and other Tampa Bay venues was caught on video kicking a puppy.  More>>

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: Hurricane Cristobal heads toward Bermuda

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    RIGHT NOW: Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for at least five deaths. More>>

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    • Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

      Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:05:37 GMT
      Barajas with sons (NBC)Barajas with sons (NBC)
      A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.
      A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.
    • 12 arrested in Clearwater prostitution crackdown

      12 arrested in Clearwater prostitution crackdown

      Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:57 GMT
      The Clearwater Police Department targeted the East Gateway area in a crackdown on prostitution over the weekend.
      The Clearwater Police Department targeted the East Gateway area in a crackdown on prostitution over the weekend.
    • MUGS: 15 Children Removed From Woodruff Home, Adults Arrested

      MUGS: 15 Children Removed From Woodruff Home, Adults Arrested

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:16:58 GMT

      Investigators say they found the trailer surrounded by piles of clothes and trash, a swimming pool with green water, animal feces and roaches on the floor of the home and unsecured guns and medicine bottles.

      Investigators say they found the trailer surrounded by piles of clothes and trash, a swimming pool with green water, animal feces and roaches on the floor of the home and unsecured guns and medicine bottles.

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    • Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack

      Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:19:51 GMT
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      The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
      The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
    • Bay area home security customers continue to complain they were mislead

      Bay area home security customers continue to complain they were mislead

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:54:28 GMT
      Bay area homeowners continue to complain of door-to-door salesman from Vision Security.
      Bay area homeowners continue to complain of door-to-door salesman from Vision Security.
    • Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools

      Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:15:59 GMT
      Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop.
      Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop.
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    • Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

      Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

      Thursday, August 28 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-08-28 06:18:49 GMT
      Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave...
      Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off...
    • University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

      University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

      Thursday, August 28 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:49:18 GMT
      On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by...
      On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former...
    • Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

      Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

      Thursday, August 28 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:49:17 GMT
      When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
      When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
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