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    Valrico doomsday prepper pleads guilty

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    Martin Winters, known as the doomsday prepper plead guilty on two counts of making and possessing destructive devices on Thursday in federal court in Tampa. More>>

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    Medical marijuana debate comes to Lakeland

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    There are just two months left to make your decision. Should Florida legalize medical marijuana? Hundreds packed into an auditorium in Lakeland to hear two star players in this debate. More>>

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    Increasing humidity will lead to scattered storms developing this afternoon and evening.
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    Toddler hit & killed by city truck in Tampa

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    Tampa Police detectives are investigating the death of a toddler on Thursday night. A TPD spokesperson confirms the child was struck and killed by a vehicle at the Tampa Park Apartments at 1015 Lily Court. More>>

    Die-hard Bucs fan hasn't missed home game

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    He's got quite the story to tell; a longtime, die-hard Bucs fan who has been here since the beginning. More>>

    Tampa center tracking hackers, such as JP Morgan Chase breach Video included

    Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack
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    The breach in security against the biggest financial institution in the US, JP Morgan Chase, just came to light. More>>

    Glass dust bothering Manatee Co. mobile home park Video included

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    A Manatee county neighborhood has a big problem with dust. But it's not your everyday dirt, it's actually glass. More>>

    'Redskins' name controversial as team comes to Tampa to play the Bucs Video included

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    Thursday night, as the team from Washington lines up to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there is growing controversy over the Redskins team name. More>>

    Meters overheating, to be replaced in Lakeland Video included

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    More than 10,000 smart meters will soon be replaced in Lakeland due to their possibility of overheating. More>>

    Votel takes helm of US Special Operations Command

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    Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base. More>>

    Lawyers' billings unethical and egregious, audit finds Video included

    State Representative Dana Young (R)-Tampa, is a Citizens policy holder and wants answers. State Representative Dana Young (R)-Tampa, is a Citizens policy holder and wants answers.
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    Unethical and egregious. That is how an auditor describes the billing practices of some attorneys representing Citizens Property Insurance corporation. More>>

    Deputy shoots suspect in Manatee domestic dispute Video included

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    A Manatee County deputy has shot a person involved in a domestic dispute in Bradenton Thursday morning. More>>

    Pinellas Park elementary school lockdown lifted after area shooting Video included

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    The lockdown at Pinellas Park Elementary School has been lifted. It was issued just before 11 a.m. Thursday as police searched for a shooter in the area. More>>

    13 arrested in St. Pete prostitution sweep Video included

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    Police in St. Petersburg have arrested 13 people during a prostitution sweep. More>>

    Arrest made in 1987 Polk cold case murder

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    A suspect in a murder that happened in Polk County over two decades ago was arrested this week. More>>

    Women steal lobster tails from Clearwater market, deputies say Video included

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    Pinellas County detectives are looking to find two women accused of stealing lobster tails from a Clearwater seafood market. More>>

    How Hillsborough solves problem of crowded school buses

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    8 On Your Side is following up to make sure your kids are getting to school safe and on time. More>>

    Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

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    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple. More>>

    St. Pete counselor helps college hopefuls

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    Their last year of high school just started and colleges are already calling. 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>>

    AM Headlines: Rain chances higher; Owner of tortured pup speaks; Who hacked JPMorgan

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    AM Headlines: Rain chances higher; Owner of tortured pup speaks; JPMorgan cyberattack More>>

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

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

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: Hurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic

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    RIGHT NOW:  Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia. More>>

    FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

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    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. More>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Duke Energy to issue credits Video included

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    Duke Energy to issue credits.

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    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>>

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    • Valrico doomsday prepper pleads guilty

      Valrico doomsday prepper pleads guilty

      Friday, August 29 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:58:25 GMT
      Martin WintersMartin Winters
      Martin Winters, known as the doomsday prepper plead guilty on two counts of making and possessing destructive devices on Thursday in federal court in Tampa.
      Martin Winters, known as the doomsday prepper plead guilty on two counts of making and possessing destructive devices on Thursday in federal court in Tampa.
    • Medical marijuana debate comes to Lakeland

      Medical marijuana debate comes to Lakeland

      Friday, August 29 2014 3:55 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:55:16 GMT
      There are just two months left to make your decision. Should Florida legalize medical marijuana? Hundreds packed into an auditorium in Lakeland to hear two star players in this debate.
      There are just two months left to make your decision. Should Florida legalize medical marijuana? Hundreds packed into an auditorium in Lakeland to hear two star players in this debate.
    • Higher rain chance today

      Higher rain chance today

      Friday, August 29 2014 3:47 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:47:06 GMT
      Increasing humidity will lead to scattered storms developing this afternoon and evening.
      Increasing humidity will lead to scattered storms developing this afternoon and evening.
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    • Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

      Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

      Friday, August 29 2014 2:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:50:21 GMT
      Ground teams planned to resume searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.
      The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal...
    • In Texas, big school finance questions remain

      In Texas, big school finance questions remain

      Friday, August 29 2014 2:09 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:09:52 GMT
      Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn't convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take - and how those funds should be divvied up -...
      Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn't convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take - and how those funds should be divvied up -...
    • Suds, faith found at California laundromat

      Suds, faith found at California laundromat

      Friday, August 29 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:00:55 GMT
      Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.
      Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.
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