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    Sarasota math teacher fired after seen screaming at student in video Video included

    Photo of Captain Jeffrey Daughtry courtesy Facebook Photo of Captain Jeffrey Daughtry courtesy Facebook
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    A math teacher at Sarasota Military Academy was fired after a cell phone video showed him screaming at a student. More>>

    Health advisories issued for Hillsborough beaches

    Ben T. Davis beach on April 17, the day the health advisory went into effect. Ben T. Davis beach on April 17, the day the health advisory went into effect.
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    A Health Advisory has been issued for the following beaches: Ben T. Davis, Cypress Point, Davis Island, and Picnic Island based on the criteria for enterococci bacteria recommended by the EPA. More>>

    90-year-old Hillsborough man victim of home invasion

    A photo of the suspects' truck. Courtesy HCSO A photo of the suspects' truck. Courtesy HCSO
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    Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are asking for help identifying two men wanted in the home invasion of a 90-year-old man. More>>

    12-year-old missing in Manatee

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    The Manatee Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing 12-year-old boy. More>>

    Riverview murder suspect had victim with him when talking to deputy, says affidavit

    Jose Enrique Gonzalez is charged with murder. Jail booking photo Jose Enrique Gonzalez is charged with murder. Jail booking photo
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    A Tampa man accused of murdering a woman had the victim in his car when he was talking to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy, about an hour before the woman was killed. More>>

    EXCLUSIVE: St. Pete mom accused of murdering her son talks

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    It's the jailhouse interview you need to see. A mother accused of stabbing her 4-year-old son to death speaks exclusively to News Channel 8's Melissa Beckman Thursday night at 6 p.m. More>>

    New FHP Report details Winter Park day care crash Video included

    Lily Quintus died in the crash. Lily Quintus died in the crash.
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    The Florida Highway Patrol released a report Wednesday on the deadly daycare crash in Winter Park.
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    Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

    Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil... More>>

    AP Source: Giants sign QB Josh Freeman as backup

    Former Bucs' quarterback Josh Freeman Former Bucs' quarterback Josh Freeman
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    A person familiar with the deal says quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants. More>>

    Internet retailer Amazon to start collecting taxes in FL

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    Floridians who rely on Internet giant Amazon.com will have to soon start paying taxes on their online purchases. More>>

    Schools tweak strategies for weather days

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    Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost school days, similar to what happened this year. More>>

    Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

    Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. More>>

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      A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.
    • Owner of burned Arcadia dog arrested

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      The owner of Hope, the dog that was set on fire in Arcadia, has been arrested.
      The owner of Hope, the dog that was set on fire in Arcadia, has been arrested.
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      Many News Channel 8 viewers are asking us what is the halo that formed around the sun on Wednesday?
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    • Mortgage nightmare for Plant City couple

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      Karl and Vicktoria Hanson thought their foreclosure nightmare was long over. It may be just beginning.
      Karl and Vicktoria Hanson thought their foreclosure nightmare was long over. It may be just beginning.
    • Bradenton massage therapist banned from contact with women by state

      Bradenton massage therapist banned from contact with women by state

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      The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.
      The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.The order says Holmes "unrestricted practice as a massage therapist with female clients constitutes an immediate serious danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the public
      The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.The order says Holmes "unrestricted practice as a massage therapist with female clients constitutes an immediate serious danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the public
    • State takes emergency action against Bradenton massage therapist after 8 On Your Side investigation

      State takes emergency action against Bradenton massage therapist after 8 On Your Side investigation

      Monday, April 14 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:09:06 GMT
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      According topolice records Kevin Holmes, age 60, toldinvestigators the client he gave a therapeutic massage to last month"was an attractive girl, plain and simple."It turns out she was also an off-duty detective, and Holmes said what he did to her was "absolutely inapproriate."
      According topolice records Kevin Holmes, age 60, toldinvestigators the client he gave a therapeutic massage to last month"was an attractive girl, plain and simple."It turns out she was also an off-duty detective, and Holmes said what he did to her was "absolutely inapproriate."
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    • Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners

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      Thursday, April 17 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:30:22 GMT
      Attorney General Eric Holder says all Americans are standing with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
      All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront to the nation."
    • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

      War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

      Thursday, April 17 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:01:54 GMT
      Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes...
      Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes...
    • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

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      The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella.
      The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella.
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