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    Bollywood Stomp event rocks downtown Tampa Video included

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    Downtown Tampa is getting a taste of Bollywood Wednesday night. "Stomp" is a free music event taking place in Curtis Hixon Park from 7-11 p.m. More>>

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    Outpouring of support for New Port Richey soldier dealing with squatters Video included

    Soldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photo Soldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photo
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    Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community. Many News Channel 8 viewers and Facebook followers are angry about what happened to the soldier.
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    Twins joined at birth travel to meet Clearwater's famous dolphin

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    The star of Dolphin Tale met two of her biggest fans Wednesday. Hassan and Hussein traveled all the way from Ireland to meet Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. More>>

    New student victim in Polk teacher sex scandal Video included

    Jennifer Fichter was fired today as a Polk County teacher. Jennifer Fichter was fired today as a Polk County teacher.
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    A former Polk County teacher has been charged with 20 new counts of sex with a minor, the Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

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    As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4. More>>

    2 St. Pete women accused in violent road rage attack Video included

    Amber Lynn Beckwith (Left) and Ariel Young (right) are accused in a violent road rage attack. Pinellas County Jail booking photo Amber Lynn Beckwith (Left) and Ariel Young (right) are accused in a violent road rage attack. Pinellas County Jail booking photo
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    St. Petersburg Police say two women rammed into another woman's car, pulled her out of the car and attacked her in the middle of a street.
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    Citrus boy smothered: CA child welfare had contacted DCF about family Video included

     Cody Wygant, is charged with third-degree murder in connection with his son's death. Cody Wygant, is charged with third-degree murder in connection with his son's death.
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    News Channel 8 has uncovered new information about the case of a Citrus County man accused of smothering his son, so he could play his Xbox game. More>>

    Sarasota teacher meltdown goes viral, student in video being bullied Video included

    Jeffrey Daughtry is a math teacher at Sarasota Military Academy, is seen having a meltdown on video. Jeffrey Daughtry is a math teacher at Sarasota Military Academy, is seen having a meltdown on video.
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    By now, many have seen the video of a Sarasota teacher screaming at one of his students. Now the family of that student is speaking out. More>>

    Home alone: Sarasota kids help deputies catch burglary suspects

    Burglary suspects from left to right: Marcus Felder, Darian Jones, Trevor Jackson and Gary Saulby. Sarasota Co. Jail booking photos Burglary suspects from left to right: Marcus Felder, Darian Jones, Trevor Jackson and Gary Saulby. Sarasota Co. Jail booking photos
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    Some quick-thinking kids in Sarasota are being credited for helping sheriff's deputies catch a group of burglary suspects who investigators say broke into the kids' home. More>>

    Tampa-based Odyssey Marine set to embark on new search for treasure Video included

    The Odyssey crew inspects the silver bars as they are recovered from the SS Gairsoppa site and  unloaded on deck of the Seabed Worker. In July 2013 from the site, which yielded 1,574 (60 tons) silver  ingots. Odyssey photo The Odyssey crew inspects the silver bars as they are recovered from the SS Gairsoppa site and unloaded on deck of the Seabed Worker. In July 2013 from the site, which yielded 1,574 (60 tons) silver ingots. Odyssey photo
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    Tampa based Odyssey Marine Exploration has an exclusive contract to recover the remaining valuable cargo from the SS Central America shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina which is thought to have been carrying one of the largest cargos of gold ever lost at sea.
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    'Selfies' not welcome at USF graduation ceremony Video included

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    University of South Florida Student Affairs office announced Wednesday that students should refrain from taking selfies while on stage during the university's graduation ceremony this spring. More>>

    Temperatures to dip down tonight Video included

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    After a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon temps will slowly fall back into the mid 60s overnight. More>>

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    • Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

      Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:45:39 GMT
      A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
      A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
    • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
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      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    • Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

      Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:08:20 GMT
      The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
      The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
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    • Outpouring of support for New Port Richey soldier dealing with squatters

      Outpouring of support for New Port Richey soldier dealing with squatters

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:52:26 GMT
      Soldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photoSoldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photo
      Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community. Many News Channel 8 viewers and Facebook followers are angry about what happened to the soldier.
      Our 8 On Your Side story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community. Many News Channel 8 viewers and Facebook followers are angry about what happened to the soldier.
    • Pricey processing issue at Tampa hair academy resolved

      Pricey processing issue at Tampa hair academy resolved

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:35:13 GMT
      Loretta Maloy says she always expected to pay for the courses she took those several weeks, but thought $10,000 in loans just wasn’t right.
      Loretta Maloy says she always expected to pay for the courses she took those several weeks, but thought $10,000 in loans just wasn’t right.
    • New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home

      New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:58:50 GMT
      Soldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photoSoldier & homeowner Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. Facebook photo
       When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Now, they're fighting to get their house back.
      When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Now, they're fighting to get their house back.
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    • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

      Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:55:39 GMT
      The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee,...
      Two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago, a former soldier said Wednesday at a preliminary hearing.
    • Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

      Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:44:36 GMT
      A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to support it.
      Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
    • Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui

      Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:14:36 GMT
      For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
      Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after...
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