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    15 year old sexually molested in Highlands Regional Medical Center ICU Video included

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    People go to hospitals to be healed, not sexually molested. But an 8 On Your Side investigation confirmed a 15 year old Highlands county girl, who was heavily medicated and sedated at Highlands Regional Medical Center, was sexually molested in her ICU bed. More>>

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    Three 12-year olds catch a 692-pound shark in Sarasota Video included

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    Three 12-year-old boys caught a fish in Sarasota that would make a grown man jealous. More>>

    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

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    President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster. More>>

    Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

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    The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday. More>>

    Plane makes emergency landing at Tampa International Airport

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    A plane with passengers traveling from Tallahassee to Miami made an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport on Thursday night.  More>>

    St. Pete pit bull attack starts neighborhood feud

    Reno a pit bull bit 6-year-old Madeleine Bohler in October Reno a pit bull bit 6-year-old Madeleine Bohler in October
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    6-year-old, Madeleine Bohler still remembers the day back in October, when her next door neighbor's pit bull, named "Reno" bit her twice. More>>

    Lakeland woman says cats missing, found cut in half

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    A Lakeland woman is trying to figure out what's happening to several cats that have gone missing in the neighborhood and two that have been discovered cut in half. More>>

    Police working with 2 new victims in Polk teacher sex scandal Video included

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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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    Bollywood takes over Tampa Video included

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    All around Tampa there are signs the International Indian film academy or "IIFA" is in town. More>>

    I wanna drive 75mph Video included

    Florida Senate considers increasing speed limit to 75mph Florida Senate considers increasing speed limit to 75mph
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    The Florida Senate is still in session at this hour and is expected to take up and pass legislation that would allow the speed limit to go up to 75 miles an hour before they go home tonight.
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    Tampa-based Odyssey Marine on standby to search for Malaysian jet Video included

    Odyssey Marine crews conduct searches of underwater shipwrecks and retrieve valuable cargo from the shipwrecks. Odyssey Marine photo Odyssey Marine crews conduct searches of underwater shipwrecks and retrieve valuable cargo from the shipwrecks. Odyssey Marine photo
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    Tampa-based Odyssey Marine says it has been put on standby to help search for the missing Malaysian jet. 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>>

    Fired! Tampa Police detective target of grand jury probe Video included

    Tampa Police Officer Eric Houston was fired Thursday because he is the target of a federal grand jury investigation. File photo Tampa Police Officer Eric Houston was fired Thursday because he is the target of a federal grand jury investigation. File photo
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    Tampa Police Officer Eric Houston was fired Thursday because he is the target of a federal grand jury investigation. More>>

    Temperatures warm up as weekend nears Video included

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    “Warming temps are expected as we head into the weekend,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips. 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.  
    • Squatters left dogs at soldier's house in New Port Richey

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

      Thursday, April 24 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:04:53 GMT
      One of the dogs left at the soldier's houseOne of the dogs left at the soldier's house
      The house of Army Spc. Michael Sharkey sat almost empty early Thursday morning after two squatters said they moved out the day before.
      The house of Army Spc. Michael Sharkey sat almost empty early Thursday morning after two squatters said they moved out the day before.
    • 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."...
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    • 15 year old sexually molested in Highlands Regional Medical Center ICU

      15 year old sexually molested in Highlands Regional Medical Center ICU

      Thursday, April 24 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:19:41 GMT
      People go to hospitals to be healed, not sexually molested. But an 8 On Your Side investigation confirmed a 15 year old Highlands county girl, who was heavily medicated and sedated at Highlands Regional Medical Center, was sexually molested in her ICU bed.
      People go to hospitals to be healed, not sexually molested. But an 8 On Your Side investigation confirmed a 15 year old Highlands county girl, who was heavily medicated and sedated at Highlands Regional Medical Center, was sexually molested in her ICU bed.
    • 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.
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    • Yurok Tribe to release condors in California

      Yurok Tribe to release condors in California

      Friday, April 25 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:45:52 GMT
      By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press Yurok tribal tradition holds the California condor as sacred, with ancient stories saying the giant birds fly closest to the sun and are the best messengers to...
      By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press Yurok tribal tradition holds the California condor as sacred, with ancient stories saying the giant birds fly closest to the sun and are the best messengers to carry prayers.
    • Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters

      Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters

      Friday, April 25 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:45:51 GMT
      By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead,...
      By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has...
    • Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers

      Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers

      Friday, April 25 2014 1:55 AM EDT2014-04-25 05:55:06 GMT
      As the spring storm season arrives in Tornado Alley, emergency officials are wrestling with a dilemma posed by man's best friends.
      Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the...
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