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    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.

    Squatters moving out of New Port Richey soldier's home Video included

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    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.  
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    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>>

    Clash in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead

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    Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said.... More>>

    Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

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    An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. 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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    Manhunt underway for Plant City murder suspect

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    Police in Plant City are looking for a killer Thursday morning after a man was shot dead outside a convenience store. More>>

    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 under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. More>>

    AM Headlines: Foggy morning; Squatters move out; Baby monitor batteries recalled

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    AM Headlines: Foggy morning; Squatters move out; Baby monitor batteries recalled
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    Hernando Beach resident worries about expansion

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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>>

    Batteries in baby video monitors recalled

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    Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. More>>

    Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

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    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming. 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>>

    New student victim in Polk teacher sex scandal Video included

    Jennifer Fichter was fired today as a Polk County teacher. Jennifer Fichter was fired today as a Polk County teacher.
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    A former Polk County teacher has been charged with 20 new counts of sex with a minor, the Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    2 St. Pete women accused in violent road rage attack Video included

    Amber Lynn Beckwith (Left) and Ariel Young (right) are accused in a violent road rage attack. Pinellas County Jail booking photo Amber Lynn Beckwith (Left) and Ariel Young (right) are accused in a violent road rage attack. Pinellas County Jail booking photo
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    St. Petersburg Police say two women rammed into another woman's car, pulled her out of the car and attacked her in the middle of a street.
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    Citrus boy smothered: CA child welfare had contacted DCF about family Video included

     Cody Wygant, is charged with third-degree murder in connection with his son's death. Cody Wygant, is charged with third-degree murder in connection with his son's death.
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    News Channel 8 has uncovered new information about the case of a Citrus County man accused of smothering his son, so he could play his Xbox game. More>>

    Sarasota teacher meltdown goes viral, student in video being bullied Video included

    Jeffrey Daughtry is a math teacher at Sarasota Military Academy, is seen having a meltdown on video. Jeffrey Daughtry is a math teacher at Sarasota Military Academy, is seen having a meltdown on video.
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    By now, many have seen the video of a Sarasota teacher screaming at one of his students. Now the family of that student is speaking out. More>>

    Home alone: Sarasota kids help deputies catch burglary suspects

    Burglary suspects from left to right: Marcus Felder, Darian Jones, Trevor Jackson and Gary Saulby. Sarasota Co. Jail booking photos Burglary suspects from left to right: Marcus Felder, Darian Jones, Trevor Jackson and Gary Saulby. Sarasota Co. Jail booking photos
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    Some quick-thinking kids in Sarasota are being credited for helping sheriff's deputies catch a group of burglary suspects who investigators say broke into the kids' home. More>>

    Tampa-based Odyssey Marine set to embark on new search for treasure Video included

    The Odyssey crew inspects the silver bars as they are recovered from the SS Gairsoppa site and  unloaded on deck of the Seabed Worker. In July 2013 from the site, which yielded 1,574 (60 tons) silver  ingots. Odyssey photo The Odyssey crew inspects the silver bars as they are recovered from the SS Gairsoppa site and unloaded on deck of the Seabed Worker. In July 2013 from the site, which yielded 1,574 (60 tons) silver ingots. Odyssey photo
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    Tampa based Odyssey Marine Exploration has an exclusive contract to recover the remaining valuable cargo from the SS Central America shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina which is thought to have been carrying one of the largest cargos of gold ever lost at sea.
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    'Selfies' not welcome at USF graduation ceremony Video included

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    University of South Florida Student Affairs office announced Wednesday that students should refrain from taking selfies while on stage during the university's graduation ceremony this spring. 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.  
    • Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

      Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:45:39 GMT
      A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
      A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
    • Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

      Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:08:20 GMT
      The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
      The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
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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.  
    • Worth a Drive: SimCenter of Tampa Bay

      Worth a Drive: SimCenter of Tampa Bay

      Thursday, April 24 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:36:20 GMT
      The SimCenter is unique to Tampa Bay and is definitely Worth a Drive, Leslee Lacey saysThe SimCenter is unique to Tampa Bay and is definitely Worth a Drive, Leslee Lacey says
      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.
      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.
    • Manhunt underway for Plant City murder suspect

      Manhunt underway for Plant City murder suspect

      Thursday, April 24 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:23:40 GMT
      Police in Plant City are looking for a killer Thursday morning after a man was shot dead outside a convenience store.
      Police in Plant City are looking for a killer Thursday morning after a man was shot dead outside a convenience store.
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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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    • Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

      Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

      Thursday, April 24 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:26:23 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.
      The Oklahoma Supreme Court has 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 both on track to be executed as early as next week.
    • Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

      Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

      Thursday, April 24 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:06:41 GMT
      Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that...
      Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public...
    • Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

      Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

      Thursday, April 24 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:06:31 GMT
      President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
      As negotiations falter, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U.S. and Japan must take bold steps to overcome differences that are threatening completion...
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