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    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. More>>

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    Officers vote no confidence in Port Richey police chief

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    There may be big changes at the Port Richey Police Department, after every officer on the force voted they have no confidence in the current chief.
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    Increasing rain, thunderstorm chances south of Tampa Bay

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    A front lifting north into the Tampa Bay area will bring more clouds and a few showers today.
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    3 Tampa Bay restaurants honored for perfect inspections

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    Three Tampa Bay restaurants are receiving kudos from the state for not having any safety or sanitation violations during recent inspections.
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    Crews fill in Dunedin sinkhole

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    A Dunedin sinkhole was filled in Thursday afternoon only a few hours after it opened. More>>

    Hillsborough Ave. student shuttle service to be provided

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    Hillsborough School superintendent MaryEllen Elia announced plans Thursday to provide a shuttle bus service for students who live across Hillsborough Avenue. More>>

    Fatal crash involving tractor trailer closes Hwy 60 East in Lake Wales

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    Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash on Highway 60 East, between 630 East and Grape Hammock Road, in Lake Wales. More>>

    Man who died in shootout shot himself, says Manatee Sheriff's Office

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    The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says the robbery suspect who died during a shootout with deputies died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. More>>

    12-year-old located safe in Manatee

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    The Manatee Sheriff's Office says a 12-year-old boy reported missing Wednesday night has now been located and is okay. More>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

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    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. More>>

    Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

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    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. 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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    • VIRAL VIDEO: Selfie Captures Man Getting Kicked By Train Engineer

      VIRAL VIDEO: Selfie Captures Man Getting Kicked By Train Engineer

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:46:32 GMT
      A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.
      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

      Owner of burned Arcadia dog arrested

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-04-15 04:09:23 GMT
      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.
    • What forms the ring around the sun?

      What forms the ring around the sun?

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:04:42 GMT
      Many News Channel 8 viewers are asking us what is the halo that formed around the sun on Wednesday?
      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

      Mortgage nightmare for Plant City couple

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:57:42 GMT
      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

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:03:21 GMT
      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
      Kevin Holmes, massage therapistKevin Holmes, massage therapist
      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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    • Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

      Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

      Thursday, April 17 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:40:09 GMT
      A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.
      A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that came amid increased concern about the strength...
    • Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

      Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

      Thursday, April 17 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:24:11 GMT
      Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
      Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.
    • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

      Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

      Thursday, April 17 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:23:56 GMT
      Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the...
      Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City...
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