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    Police working with 2 new victims in Polk teacher sex scandal

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    The Lakeland Police Department is working with two new potential victims in the case involving Jennifer Fichter, the former Polk County high school teacher who faces multiple sex charges.
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    Silver Alert issued for missing, endangered Polk man, age 77

    Robert Ringler, age 77, is considered missing and endangered Robert Ringler, age 77, is considered missing and endangered
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    The Polk County Sheriff's Office issued a Silver Alert Thursday morning for Robert Ringler, age 77, who is considered missing and endangered. More>>

    Squatters left dogs at soldier's house in New Port Richey Video included

    One of the dogs left at the soldier's house One of the dogs left at the soldier's house
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    The house of Army Spc. Michael Sharkey sat almost empty early Thursday morning after two squatters said they moved out the day before. More>>

    FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

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    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance... More>>

    Polk deputies arrest Plant City murder suspect

    Master Brown was arrested on a second degree murder warrant. Polk Co. Jail booking photo Master Brown was arrested on a second degree murder warrant. Polk Co. Jail booking photo
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    Plant City Police Officers have arrested a man suspected of shooting and killing a man outside a convenience store on Wednesday.
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    FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

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    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. More>>

    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>>

    Foggy morning, small rain chance for inland Tampa Bay areas Video included

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    A slight chance for a shower to develop in inland areas later today. More>>

    Worth a Drive: SimCenter of Tampa Bay

    The SimCenter is unique to Tampa Bay and is definitely Worth a Drive, Leslee Lacey says The SimCenter is unique to Tampa Bay and is definitely Worth a Drive, Leslee Lacey says
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    SimCenter of Tampa Bay is known for their high-end realistic simulators. Once rated number one on TripAdvisor’s destinations in Dunedin, they are back at the top spot in Clearwater after relocating to US 19 a few months ago.
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    Hernando Beach resident worries about expansion Video included

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    Forrest Bennett moved to Hernando Beach from New York City. He was looking for a quiet spot on the water. More>>

    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>>

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    • Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Thursday, April 24 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:50:51 GMT
      Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.
      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 and now, the squatters are moving out. 
      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 and now, the squatters are moving out.  
    • 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
      Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
      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."...
    • 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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    • Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home

      Thursday, April 24 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:50:51 GMT
      Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.
      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 and now, the squatters are moving out. 
      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 and now, the squatters are moving out.  
    • 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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    • Nevada rancher Bundy condemned for racist remarks

      Nevada rancher Bundy condemned for racist remarks

      Thursday, April 24 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:35:19 GMT
      A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that were published in a New York Times article.
      A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that were published in a New York Times article.
    • After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

      After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

      Thursday, April 24 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:55:24 GMT
      The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
      Two condemned inmates at the center of Oklahoma's now-resolved legal confusion will be put to death Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937.
    • Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

      Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

      Thursday, April 24 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:04:43 GMT
      A family member says one of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago.
      A family member says one of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago.
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