Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto its side... More>>
Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of... More>>
The Florida Highway Patrol released its report on the KinderCare day care crash that left one child dead. More>>
A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing... More>>
A house fire in Pasco County sent one person to the hospital. More>>
A vicious attack near Orlando has drawn national attention to Florida bears. More>>
Pinellas deputies say what happened at the Trust Pharmacy is the first time they know a drug user went after a customer instead of the pharmacist.
Tampa Police are investigating a report of a reckless driver that lead to a man being taken to the hospital, where he died. More>>
The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a... More>>
The Manatee Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing 12-year-old boy. More>>
Early Wednesday morning, the Lightning staff started drumming up support for the Bolts, as they prepared to take on the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night. More>>
A Polk County teacher accused of having sex with a student now faces additional charges in Hillsborough County. More>>
Now, women having sexual relationships with teen boys is more common in the headlines. In cases just this week, a Pasco mom was convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old boy and a Polk teacher was also charged with having sex with a minor. More>>
Florida State University and the Tallahassee Police Department have come under national scrutiny for their handling of the Jameis Winston case.
WFLA News Channel 8 has learned of another case involving Jennifer Fichter, the Polk County teacher charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. More>>
Many News Channel 8 viewers are asking us what is the halo that formed around the sun on Wednesday? More>>
Governor Rick Scott delivered a big check to Hillsborough County schools on Wednesday.
Hope, the tough little mixed-breed dog that won the hearts of many after surviving a horrific act of abuse, could have to undergo months of treatment after she is released from 24-hour intensive care. More>>
A masked man tried to rob a CVS pharmacy off Fruitville Road in Sarasota, when a fellow customer ran over to save the day. More>>
Two registered nurses who rushed to help Pasco theater shooting victim Chad Oulson are telling their stories for the first time. More>>
A man grabbed a woman by the throat and threw her to the ground before stealing her medicine, Pinellas deputies say. More>>
The Tarpon Springs City Commission has approved a massive new gun range. More>>
“Look for increasing cloud cover around on Wednesday night with temps in the mid 60s,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips. More>>
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own... More>>
A customer at a Sarasota CVS store risked his life to tackle a man who was trying to rob the pharmacy. A surveillance camera recorded the dramatic takedown.
The man accused of shooting and injuring a 4-year-old boy in Tampa had his bond set at half a million dollars Wednesday morning. More>>
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the alleged theft of a race horse from a rented stable in Odessa. More>>
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report about a man who exposed himself at a school bus stop in Palmetto on Wednesday morning.
Six years after saying they wanted to explore alternative sites to downtown St. Petersburg for a new ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays still are in search of a location. More>>
The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. More>>
Karl and Vicktoria Hanson thought their foreclosure nightmare was long over. It may be just beginning. More>>
AM Headlines: Chilly morning; Bolts playoff series Game 1; SKorean ferry disaster
The Florida Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it will install a traffic signal and another crosswalk on Hillsborough Avenue.
Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper grudgingly gave up the news.Injured goaltender Ben Bishop will not play in Game 1 of the team's Eastern Conference playoff series against Montreal.
Two unattended bags found at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday have been detonated by Boston police's bomb squad. One suspect has been taken into custody. More>>
A USF research team and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives briefed Sen. Bill Nelson today on the results of grave excavations at the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. More>>
Dozens of rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to save more than 470 people caught on a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast. More>>
Sex with a student and no regrets. That’s the story of a 29-year-old high school teacher who is spending Tuesday night behind bars. More>>
Lions and leopards enjoyed some Easter treats at Big Cat Rescue Tuesday. More>>
An Arcadia man accused in a disturbing crime against a dog has been released on bond. More>>
Democrat Charlie Crist leads Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida’s gubernatorial race, according to a new poll conducted for WFLA-TV. The leading news station will be tracking the governor's race throughout the election. More>>
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says the starting quarterback for the Manatee High Hurricanes was arrested for lewd and lascivious battery. More>>
The search for a missing pilot ended early Tuesday because of bad weather in Hernando County. More>>
A Pasco County mother of three who is accused of sending sexually explicit photos of herself to a 16-year-old boy made a deal with prosecutors Tuesday afternoon. More>>
In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. More>>
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. More>>
The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering... More>>
You'll find this week's biggest releases, an overview of the most shocking surprise performances at Coachella and a little acoustic bliss in this Your Week in Music. More>>