Rooting for the Tampa Bay Lightning doesn't run in the family for News Channel 8's Josh Thomas. His son, Thomas, works for a sports network in Montreal, and will be rooting for the Canadiens during Wednesday night's game. 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>>
Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. 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.
Many News Channel 8 viewers are asking us what is the halo that formed around the sun on Wednesday? More>>
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>>
Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive... More>>
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>>
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>>