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    Massachusetts man injured in Pinellas hit-and-run

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    Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol are asking for the public's help in tracking down a hit-and-run driver.The suspect fled the scene of a crash that left a pedestrian in serious condition. The incident occurred just before 2 am Saturday near the intersection of Palm Harbor Blvd. and Alderman Rd. More>>

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    Felon sought in connection with early morning shooting in Winter Haven

    Authorities consider Matthews to be armed and dangerous. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you see him. Authorities consider Matthews to be armed and dangerous. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you see him.
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    Investigators with the Polk County Sheriff's Office are on the lookout for a Winter Haven man being sought on armed robbery and attempted murder charges.Brandon Leon Matthews, 29, has an extensive criminal background and is considered armed and dangerous. More>>

    Summer heat continues in Bay area

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    Temperatures running well above seasonal averages through the weekend.  Rain chances increase next week.
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    Storms dump heavy rain across northern Caribbean

    Storms dump heavy rain across northern Caribbean Storms dump heavy rain across northern Caribbean
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    Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands braced for heavy rains and strong winds Friday as a cluster of storms swirled across the northern Caribbean.The National Weather Service in San Juan said the region could be hit with up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain. More>>

    Semi driver could face charges in fiery, fatal Manatee crash

    One of the vehicles caught fire shortly after the 4 pm crash on Interstate 75 in Ellenton. One of the vehicles caught fire shortly after the 4 pm crash on Interstate 75 in Ellenton.
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    One person was killed and two others seriously injured Friday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash that snarled traffic on Interstate 75 in Manatee and Sarasota counties.The incident occurred just after 4 pm in the northbound lanes just south of the Ellenton exit. More>>

    Wimauma man killed in early morning hit-and-run

    Heredia suffered a head injury and was transported to TGH where he died. Heredia suffered a head injury and was transported to TGH where he died.
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    Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's assistance in locating a driver that fled a fatal hit and run crash Saturday morning.The incident occurred just before 5 am near the intersection of Maggie Dr. and State Road 674 in Wimauma. More>>

    Tampa Police arrest man for murder outside nightclub

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    Tampa Police have arrested 27-year-old Edgardo Molina of Tampa for a murder outside Club Underground in downtown Tampa early Thursday morning. More>>

    I-75 NB reopens in Manatee County after deadly accident

    Deadly crash in Manatee County. Deadly crash in Manatee County.
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    Florida Highway Patrol troopers reopened I-75 in Manatee County after a deadly accident shutdown the northbound lanes early Friday evening.

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    A Sarasota high school remembers slain varsity cheerleader

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    It was hard to tell that the team colors of Riverview High School in Sarasota County were maroon and gray Friday night.Most of the crowd was wearing blue.“Her favorite color was blue,” said varsity cheerleader Devyn Kelly. Kelly is talking about fellow cheerleader Teria'le Rawls who was gunned down almost four weeks ago. More>>

    Duke Energy billing change making Florida consumers upset

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    Duke Energy customers in Florida are a little hot this month, and not just because of the weather.Duke is changing it's billing cycle and adding up to 12 days to customers bills.Duke says it is rerouting their meter readers to make shorter trips. More>>

    Frightened neighbors voice concerns about Pasco mental health ALF

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    In the middle of a New Port Richey subdivision on Langston Ave. white iron gates lead to a large compound surrounded by barbed wire fences. Inside there is a swimming pool, parking lotand several buildings that formerly served as the neighborhood HOA community center. More>>

    Hernando Sheriff's office has new K-9 deputy

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    Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuisannounced Friday that the Hernando County Sheriff's Office has a brand new deputy."K-9 Justice" is a 14-month old German Shepherd and will be joining the K-9 unit. Corporal Stephen Miller, K-9 Unit Supervisor, will be his handler. More>>

    Bradenton apartment complex to be repaired after 8 On Your Side report

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    Last week, 8 on your side showed you some of the dilapidated conditions inside some units at the Townhouse Park Apartments in Bradenton.Tenants were having problems with mold and rodents.There was also water damage. More>>

    Clearwater Marine Aquarium releases final downtown project plans

    Funding the New Cleartwater Marine Aquarium Funding the New Cleartwater Marine Aquarium
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    The Clearwater Marine Aquarium released final plans Friday for the 68 million dollar downtown marine aquarium. More>>

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: August 11 - 16

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    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from August 11 to 16, 2014.
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    Alabama teacher suspended after shooting lesson

    Unarmed teen Michael Brown, 18,  was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, MO. File photo Unarmed teen Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, MO. File photo
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    An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida. More>>

    Funeral home removal service employee charged with stealing from dead woman

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    Pinellas County Sheriff Deputies arrested a funeral home removal service employee after they claim he stole jewelry from deceased woman while he was in her home to remove her body. More>>

    2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photo About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photo
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    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
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    Massive wasp nest removed from Winter Haven home

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    A massive wasp nest outside a Winter Haven home is being removed Friday morning. More>>

    Coast Guard to offload $19 million of cocaine in St. Pete

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    Coast Guard crews are scheduled to offload 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million in St. Petersburg Friday morning.
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    Dog reunited with owner 8 years after being stolen

    Fatcat, back at home in Arizona after being reunited with Harris after eight years. (Today.com via LaShena Harris) Fatcat, back at home in Arizona after being reunited with Harris after eight years. (Today.com via LaShena Harris)
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    LaShena Harris had only left her dog, Fatcat, outside her Memphis home for a few minutes while she went to get the dog's new collar inside.
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    Dover families concerned about a chemical they say causes illness Video included

    Concerned families met with representatives from Arkema who sell the chemical Palacin that Zentkovich is concerned about Concerned families met with representatives from Arkema who sell the chemical Palacin that Zentkovich is concerned about
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    After two years of illness, Mary Zentkovich wants answers about what is making her family sick.“ Zentkovich thinks the fumigant Paladin being used in nearby strawberry fields is the reason for her family's and other neighbor's illnesses. More>>

    Teen's death could cause change to state fair Video included

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    The parents of Andrew Joseph spoke at the monthly Hillsborough NAACP meeting Thursday night.

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    Governor proposes increase in education funding Video included

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    Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he will propose an increase in per-pupil funding for Florida students if he is elected to a second term. His proposal calls for a $232 boost in per-student spending to $7,126. Scott and potential political opponent Charlie Crist have traded barbs on education in recent weeks, with Crist launching a bus tour around the state he called “Restore the Cuts.”Scott's proposal tops the ... More>>

    8 On Your Side: In less then 24 hours, county shows up

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    Shan Henderson and her husband, Brian, have spent their entire summer begging Hillsborough County to fix a deep, dangerous hole in their backyard. More>>

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    • Cast iron cookware questions and answers

      Cast iron cookware questions and answers

      Sunday, July 20 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:00:17 GMT
      Cast iron cookware has long been appreciated by professional chefs and home cooks alike for its excellent heat retention properties. It's also hard wearing and long lasting, with no fiddly bits to break or get lost...
      Cast iron cookware has long been appreciated by professional chefs and home cooks alike for its excellent heat retention properties. It's also hard wearing and long lasting, with no fiddly bits to break or get lost...
    • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: August 11 - 16

      Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: August 11 - 16

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:57:41 GMT
      Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from August 11 to 16, 2014.
      Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from August 11 to 16, 2014.
    • FWC: Lionfish need to be removed from Florida waters

      FWC: Lionfish need to be removed from Florida waters

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:48:07 GMT
      Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is changing management rules of invasive lionfish to remove them from state waters. Lionfish was introduced to state waters in the 1980s, and since then, populations have boomed in recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitat, the FWC says.
      Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is changing management rules of invasive lionfish to remove them from state waters. Lionfish was introduced to state waters in the 1980s, and since then, populations have boomed in recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitat, the FWC says.
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    • Massachusetts man injured in Pinellas hit-and-run

      Massachusetts man injured in Pinellas hit-and-run

      Saturday, August 23 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:23:53 GMT
      If you have any information about this incident please contact FHP. If you have any information about this incident please contact FHP.
      Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol are asking for the public's help in tracking down a hit-and-run driver.The suspect fled the scene of a crash that left a pedestrian in serious condition. The incident occurred just before 2 am Saturday near the intersection of Palm Harbor Blvd. and Alderman Rd.
      Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol are asking for the public's help in tracking down a hit-and-run driver.The suspect fled the scene of a crash that left a pedestrian in serious condition. The incident occurred just before 2 am Saturday near the intersection of Palm Harbor Blvd. and Alderman Rd.
    • Felon sought in connection with early morning shooting in Winter Haven

      Felon sought in connection with early morning shooting in Winter Haven

      Saturday, August 23 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:24:48 GMT
      Authorities consider Matthews to be armed and dangerous. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you see him. Authorities consider Matthews to be armed and dangerous. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you see him.
      Investigators with the Polk County Sheriff's Office are on the lookout for a Winter Haven man being sought on armed robbery and attempted murder charges.Brandon Leon Matthews, 29, has an extensive criminal background and is considered armed and dangerous.
      Investigators with the Polk County Sheriff's Office are on the lookout for a Winter Haven man being sought on armed robbery and attempted murder charges.Brandon Leon Matthews, 29, has an extensive criminal background and is considered armed and dangerous.
    • Summer heat continues in Bay area

      Summer heat continues in Bay area

      Saturday, August 23 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:51:15 GMT
      Near record highs are possible again this afternoon. Just a slight chance of a storm later today.
      Temperatures running well above seasonal averages through the weekend.  Rain chances increase next week.
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    • Frightened neighbors voice concerns about Pasco mental health ALF

      Frightened neighbors voice concerns about Pasco mental health ALF

      Friday, August 22 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:01:54 GMT
      In the middle of a New Port Richey subdivision on Langston Ave. white iron gates lead to a large compound surrounded by barbed wire fences. Inside there is a swimming pool, parking lotand several buildings that formerly served as the neighborhood HOA community center.
      In the middle of a New Port Richey subdivision on Langston Ave. white iron gates lead to a large compound surrounded by barbed wire fences. Inside there is a swimming pool, parking lotand several buildings that formerly served as the neighborhood HOA community center.
    • Bradenton apartment complex to be repaired after 8 On Your Side report

      Bradenton apartment complex to be repaired after 8 On Your Side report

      Friday, August 22 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:47:05 GMT
      Last week, 8 on your side showed you some of the dilapidated conditions inside some units at the Townhouse Park Apartments in Bradenton.Tenants were having problems with mold and rodents.There was also water damage.
      Last week, 8 on your side showed you some of the dilapidated conditions inside some units at the Townhouse Park Apartments in Bradenton.Tenants were having problems with mold and rodents.There was also water damage.
    • 2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

      2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:01:24 GMT
      About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photoAbout 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photo
      About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
      About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
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    • Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

      Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

      Saturday, August 23 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:06:15 GMT
      Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.
      Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.
    • Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

      Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

      Saturday, August 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:37:28 GMT
      An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.
      An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.
    • Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

      Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

      Saturday, August 23 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:25:27 GMT
      Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...
      Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black...
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    • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: August 11 - 16

      Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: August 11 - 16

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:57:41 GMT
      Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from August 11 to 16, 2014.
      Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from August 11 to 16, 2014.
    • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

      Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:30:19 GMT
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      Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do.
      Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do.
    • 8 of the craziest fast food items

      8 of the craziest fast food items

      Friday, August 22 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:50:18 GMT
      Sick of the old Big Mac or chicken nuggets here in the U.S.?
      Sick of the old Big Mac or chicken nuggets here in the U.S.?
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