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  • Police searching for missing Tarpon Springs woman

    Police searching for missing Tarpon Springs woman

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:35:57 GMT
    The Tarpon Springs Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for Ella Jones Cone. Cone, 82, was last seen Sunday morning driving a blue 2006 Saturn Ion with Florida tag number C025PZ She was seen in the area of Church on the Bayou, 409 Whitcomb Blvd., at about 10 a.m. when she dropped the registered owner, Kenneth Staack, off at church. ...
    The Tarpon Springs Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for Ella Jones Cone. Cone, 82, was last seen Sunday morning driving a blue 2006 Saturn Ion with Florida tag number C025PZ She was seen in the area of Church on the Bayou, 409 Whitcomb Blvd., at about 10 a.m. when she dropped the registered owner, Kenneth Staack, off at church. ...
  • GreenPal website lets lawn care companies bid for your job

    GreenPal website lets lawn care companies bid for your job

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:34:47 GMT
    GreenPal Facebook imagesGreenPal Facebook images
    Move over Lyft and Uber, a new web-based service is in town.But, you won't be hitching any rides with this new service, GreenPal can help hook you up with someone who will mow your lawn and spruce up your yard.
    Move over Lyft and Uber, a new web-based service is in town.But, you won't be hitching any rides with this new service, GreenPal can help hook you up with someone who will mow your lawn and spruce up your yard.
  • Iowa man arrested in Pinellas for alleged sexual abuse

    Iowa man arrested in Pinellas for alleged sexual abuse

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:18:19 GMT
    Pinellas County detectives have arrested a self-described pedophile Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing two girls.
    Pinellas County detectives have arrested a self-described pedophile Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing two girls.
  • Work being done on moldy condo making St. Pete woman sick

    Work being done on moldy condo making St. Pete woman sick

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:16:30 GMT
    Josephine Ramos is literally sick about the toxic black mold growing in the St. Petersburg condominium beside hers. She's been feeling ill for months with headaches and breathing problems.Josephine Ramos is literally sick about the toxic black mold growing in the St. Petersburg condominium beside hers. She's been feeling ill for months with headaches and breathing problems.
    A St. Petersburg woman upset about black mold in the condo next door is now breathing easier in a hotel, after an 8 On Your Side investigative report
    A St. Petersburg woman upset about black mold in the condo next door is now breathing easier in a hotel, after an 8 On Your Side investigative report
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: Sept. 1 - 6

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: Sept. 1 - 6

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:57:17 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from September 1 to 6, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from September 1 to 6, 2014.
  • Nasty parasite closes Tarpon splash park

    Nasty parasite closes Tarpon splash park

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:19:49 GMT
    On a hot August afternoon, kids would normally be at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park, enjoying themselves.But the parasite, Cryptosporidium forced Tarpon Springs to close down and clean.“I've never heard of it, no” said Heather Davis, a parent of a 2 and half year old son. “It's scary, kind of makes me want to Google it so I can find out what it is” She said.With Crypto in the water, kids are having to find somewhere e...
    On a hot August afternoon, kids would normally be at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park, enjoying themselves.But the parasite, Cryptosporidium forced Tarpon Springs to close down and clean.“I've never heard of it, no” said Heather Davis, a parent of a 2 and half year old son. “It's scary, kind of makes me want to Google it so I can find out what it is” She said.With Crypto in the water, kids are having to find somewhere e...
  • Parasite temporarily closes Tarpon Springs Splash Park

    Parasite temporarily closes Tarpon Springs Splash Park

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:19:44 GMT
    Tarpon Springs Splash Park (Courtesy City of Tarpon Springs, Florida Facebook)Tarpon Springs Splash Park (Courtesy City of Tarpon Springs, Florida Facebook)
    The Tarpon Springs Splash Park has closed after multiple people became sick by a parasite disease believed to be from the park.
    The Tarpon Springs Splash Park has closed after multiple people became sick by a parasite disease believed to be from the park.
  • More than 200 pets at Clearwater adoption event

    More than 200 pets at Clearwater adoption event

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:05:36 GMT
    One of the pets available at this weekend's adoption event.One of the pets available at this weekend's adoption event.
    Are you looking to add a pet to your family? You might want to check out a big adoption event going on this weekend. 
    Are you looking to add a pet to your family? You might want to check out a big adoption event going on this weekend. 
  • Former Pinellas school bus driver arrested for child porn

    Former Pinellas school bus driver arrested for child porn

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:27:54 GMT
    William Eichenberger, 58. PInellas County Jail booking photoWilliam Eichenberger, 58. PInellas County Jail booking photo
    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center on Thursday arrested William Eichenberger, 58, of 5685 35th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Fla. on 10 counts of possession of child pornography.
    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center on Thursday arrested William Eichenberger, 58, of 5685 35th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Fla. on 10 counts of possession of child pornography.
  • Pinellas hoarder makes no progress despite offers of help

    Pinellas hoarder makes no progress despite offers of help

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:29:05 GMT
    One week after Eight On Your Side negotiated with Pinellas County to deliver a free dumpster to Potter's trash filled property at 1700 Balmoral Drive, nothing has changed.
    One week after Eight On Your Side negotiated with Pinellas County to deliver a free dumpster to Potter's trash filled property at 1700 Balmoral Drive, nothing has changed.
  • Girl, 16, flees Sunstar transit van wearing hospital gown, socks

    Girl, 16, flees Sunstar transit van wearing hospital gown, socks

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-09-12 13:53:27 GMT
    A 24-year-old man is behind bars, accused of obstructing an officer after telling St. Petersburg Police that a 16-year-old girl clad in a hospital gown was his girlfriend.
    A 24-year-old man is behind bars, accused of obstructing an officer after telling St. Petersburg Police that a 16-year-old girl clad in a hospital gown was his girlfriend.
  • St Pete job fair: foodies are welcome

    St Pete job fair: foodies are welcome

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-09-12 13:16:16 GMT
    New culinary market Locale at St Petersbugr's Sundial is looking for passionate foodies.
    New culinary market Locale at St Petersbugr's Sundial is looking for passionate foodies.
  • 'Dolphin Tale 2' hits theaters today

    'Dolphin Tale 2' hits theaters today

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-09-12 12:00:20 GMT
    Image courtesy APImage courtesy AP
    The movie 'Dolphin Tale 2' hits theaters Friday. Just like the first movie, the sequel is expected to attract visitors to Clearwater.
    The movie 'Dolphin Tale 2' hits theaters Friday. Just like the first movie, the sequel is expected to attract visitors to Clearwater.
  • Man critical after fire at Palm Harbor motel

    Man critical after fire at Palm Harbor motel

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:06:33 GMT
    Three people were injured Thursday afternoon in a fire at a Palm Harbor motel.
    Three people were injured Thursday afternoon in a fire at a Palm Harbor motel.
  • U.S. Military Commanders gather in St. Pete to remember 9/11

    U.S. Military Commanders gather in St. Pete to remember 9/11

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:27:11 GMT
    9/11 breakfast in St. Petersburg9/11 breakfast in St. Petersburg
    High ranking U.S. Military Commanders gathered in St. Petersburg for breakfast joining a number of veterans wounded in combat, as well as the families of civilians who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
    High ranking U.S. Military Commanders gathered in St. Petersburg for breakfast joining a number of veterans wounded in combat, as well as the families of civilians who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
  • Dolphin Tale 2 offers sneak peak in Clearwater

    Dolphin Tale 2 offers sneak peak in Clearwater

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:18:21 GMT
    Wednesday night's screening of Dolphin Tale 2 was held at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Wednesday night's screening of Dolphin Tale 2 was held at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
    A bit of Hollywood came to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Hundreds came for the Florida premier of Dolphin Tale Two.This latest dolphin movie is getting a lot of attention. It's about Winter, suffering from the death of her adopted mother, Panama.
    A bit of Hollywood came to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Hundreds came for the Florida premier of Dolphin Tale Two.This latest dolphin movie is getting a lot of attention. It's about Winter, suffering from the death of her adopted mother, Panama.
  • Treasure Island man dies after falling from fifth-floor balcony

    Treasure Island man dies after falling from fifth-floor balcony

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:36:01 GMT
    Treasure Island Police were called to this complex just after 2:30 am Wednesday morning. Treasure Island Police were called to this complex just after 2:30 am Wednesday morning.
    A 42-year-old Bay area man died early Wednesday after he fell from a fifth-floor balcony of a condominium located at 450 Treasure Island Causeway in Treasure Island.Wyvon Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2:30 am.
    A 42-year-old Bay area man died early Wednesday after he fell from a fifth-floor balcony of a condominium located at 450 Treasure Island Causeway in Treasure Island.Wyvon Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2:30 am.
  • Clearwater boy, 8, vanished in 2000, case unsolved

    Clearwater boy, 8, vanished in 2000, case unsolved

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:59:00 GMT
    Zach Bernhardt vanished at the age of 8 on September 11, 2000.Zach Bernhardt vanished at the age of 8 on September 11, 2000.
    Clearwater Police Chief Daniel Slaughter says he's determined to solve the missing person case of Zach Bernhardt who vanished at the age of 8 on September 11, 2000.
    Clearwater Police Chief Daniel Slaughter says he's determined to solve the missing person case of Zach Bernhardt who vanished at the age of 8 on September 11, 2000.
  • Man dies after fall from 5th-floor balcony in Treasure Island

    Man dies after fall from 5th-floor balcony in Treasure Island

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:08:02 GMT
    Treasure Island Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the death of a man who fell from a fifth-floor balcony early Wednesday morning.
    Treasure Island Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the death of a man who fell from a fifth-floor balcony early Wednesday morning.
  • Review: 'Dolphin 2' a warmly immersive adventure

    Review: 'Dolphin 2' a warmly immersive adventure

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:31:44 GMT
    Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy and his dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smith's "Dolphin Tale 2" is another engaging film inspired by the real-life inhabitants of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
    Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy and his dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smith's "Dolphin Tale 2" is another engaging film inspired by the real-life inhabitants of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
  • 9/11 Memorials in Tampa Bay

    9/11 Memorials in Tampa Bay

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:05:33 GMT
    Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office Fallen Heroes Memorial. YouTube imageHillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office Fallen Heroes Memorial. YouTube image
    There are numerous events scheduled throughout Tampa Bay on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
    There are numerous events scheduled throughout Tampa Bay on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
  • St. Pete man searching for Good Samaritan who saved dog

    St. Pete man searching for Good Samaritan who saved dog

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:56:14 GMT
    Picture of SocoPicture of Soco
    Who saved Soco? That's the question Nick Felts of St. Petersburg has for the community. Felts' beloved Beagle, Soco, was lost while boating.
    Who saved Soco? That's the question Nick Felts of St. Petersburg has for the community. Felts' beloved Beagle, Soco, was lost while boating.
  • Body of missing woman found in Anclote River

    Body of missing woman found in Anclote River

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-09-09 14:47:38 GMT
    Jacquelyn Kleplek. Image TSPDJacquelyn Kleplek. Image TSPD
    The body of a woman who disappeared while bathing in the Anclote River in Tarpon Springs was found Tuesday morning near the area where she disappeared.
    The body of a woman who disappeared while bathing in the Anclote River in Tarpon Springs was found Tuesday morning near the area where she disappeared.
  • Urban farming trend grows in St Pete

    Urban farming trend grows in St Pete

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-09-09 12:30:29 GMT
    The future of farming starts in St. Petersburg where without being genetically modified or using chemicals, NASA technology is now being used to organically grow foods fast.
    The future of farming starts in St. Petersburg where without being genetically modified or using chemicals, NASA technology is now being used to organically grow foods fast.
  • 6-year-old Pinellas girl injured in attack by Great Dane

    6-year-old Pinellas girl injured in attack by Great Dane

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-09-09 02:56:54 GMT
    Family photo of Ariel HampshireFamily photo of Ariel Hampshire
    A 6-year-old girl in was hospitalized after being attacked by a Great Dane on Monday night according to Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies.
    A 6-year-old girl in was hospitalized after being attacked by a Great Dane on Monday night according to Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies.
  • Virus sickens hundreds, FL doctors on-guard

    Virus sickens hundreds, FL doctors on-guard

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 02:16:38 GMT
    Dads like Denzell Willard seen with his daughter Ava, are mindful of viruses that their children are exposed to.Dads like Denzell Willard seen with his daughter Ava, are mindful of viruses that their children are exposed to.
    Like other kids, 14-month old Olivia has her share of runny noses.”She's starting to get all nasty. And so is everybody in our household right now. She's already wheezy as it is” said her mother, Haley Pearson. Across 12 states, including neighboring Georgia, children are coming down with a serious virus.
    Like other kids, 14-month old Olivia has her share of runny noses.”She's starting to get all nasty. And so is everybody in our household right now. She's already wheezy as it is” said her mother, Haley Pearson. Across 12 states, including neighboring Georgia, children are coming down with a serious virus.
  • Greenlight Pinellas hopes to raise sales tax for transportation plan

    Greenlight Pinellas hopes to raise sales tax for transportation plan

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:17:41 GMT
    Pinellas County residents will vote this November on a ballot question that would broaden the county's transportation system through increased bus service and light rail by raising the sales tax.If approved, the Greenlight Pinellas plan would be phased in over 30 years and include longer bus service hours and express routes.
    Pinellas County residents will vote this November on a ballot question that would broaden the county's transportation system through increased bus service and light rail by raising the sales tax.If approved, the Greenlight Pinellas plan would be phased in over 30 years and include longer bus service hours and express routes.
  • Report criticizes Belleair Police Chief, says no evidence of illegal activity

    Report criticizes Belleair Police Chief, says no evidence of illegal activity

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:29:01 GMT
    Belleair Police Chief Tom Edwards is under heavy fire from his own officers but a consultant concludes despite low morale,numerous management flaws and mistakes, he's not doing anything illegal."You have a significant problem,"writes attorney W. Russell Hamilton III. "But it is not as serious as it could be or, more importantly, could become
    Belleair Police Chief Tom Edwards is under heavy fire from his own officers but a consultant concludes despite low morale,numerous management flaws and mistakes, he's not doing anything illegal."You have a significant problem,"writes attorney W. Russell Hamilton III. "But it is not as serious as it could be or, more importantly, could become
  • St. Pete Police arrest three for attempted murder

    St. Pete Police arrest three for attempted murder

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-09-08 15:27:28 GMT
    Karnesia V. LloydKarnesia V. Lloyd
    A St. Petersburg woman was arrested Sunday after she attempted to run over her ex-boyfriend, St. Petersburg police officials said. Karnesia V. Lloyd, 27, of 932 Newton Ave. S. Unit 12, in St. Petersburg, faces an attempted first degree charge for hitting Raynard A. Pete, 43, of 863 14th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg, with her SUV. Lloyd was arrested along with her current boyfriend, Cauiau D. Smiley, and another man, Vinson M. Williams. ...
    A St. Petersburg woman was arrested Sunday after she attempted to run over her ex-boyfriend, St. Petersburg police officials said. Karnesia V. Lloyd, 27, of 932 Newton Ave. S. Unit 12, in St. Petersburg, faces an attempted first degree charge for hitting Raynard A. Pete, 43, of 863 14th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg, with her SUV. Lloyd was arrested along with her current boyfriend, Cauiau D. Smiley, and another man, Vinson M. Williams. ...
  • Clearwater woman attacks husband, arrested on battery charges

    Clearwater woman attacks husband, arrested on battery charges

    Sunday, September 7 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-09-07 16:33:08 GMT
    Cadigan-Lettre, 52, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Sunday morning. She is being held without bond. Cadigan-Lettre, 52, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Sunday morning. She is being held without bond.
    A 52-year-old Clearwater woman is behind bars facing attempted murder charges after she attacked her husband Saturday night in their Bay area home.Madeline A. Cadigan-Lettre is being held without bond at the Pinellas County Jail.
    A 52-year-old Clearwater woman is behind bars facing attempted murder charges after she attacked her husband Saturday night in their Bay area home.Madeline A. Cadigan-Lettre is being held without bond at the Pinellas County Jail.
  • Boats damaged by fire at Dunedin marina

    Boats damaged by fire at Dunedin marina

    Saturday, September 6 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-09-07 03:23:35 GMT
    Boats destroyed by fire at Dunedin Marina Saturday night.Boats destroyed by fire at Dunedin Marina Saturday night.
    At least two boats were damaged by fire at the Dunedin marina tonight. Pinellas County Central Dispatch received several calls about 9:30 p.m. Saturday about a single-boat fire on Dock A at 51 Main St. in Dunedin. Within minutes the fire hadspread too asecond boatt and was threatening others, authorities said. Pinellas County firefighters began spraying down at least one other boat to prevent it from catching fire..
    At least two boats were damaged by fire at the Dunedin marina tonight. Pinellas County Central Dispatch received several calls about 9:30 p.m. Saturday about a single-boat fire on Dock A at 51 Main St. in Dunedin. Within minutes the fire hadspread too asecond boatt and was threatening others, authorities said. Pinellas County firefighters began spraying down at least one other boat to prevent it from catching fire..
  • Cobb sharp as Rays rally late to beat Baltimore, 3-0

    Cobb sharp as Rays rally late to beat Baltimore, 3-0

    Saturday, September 6 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-09-06 16:03:22 GMT
    Cobb teamed up with two relievers for Tampa Bay's 19th shutout victory of the season - most in the AL. Cobb teamed up with two relievers for Tampa Bay's 19th shutout victory of the season - most in the AL.
    With a comfortable lead in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles needed to give their top relievers a break more than they needed to beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.Baltimore got six shutout innings from starter Wei-Yin Chen, but lost 3-0 when the Rays broke through against relievers Ryan Webb and Evan Meeks in the eighth inning.
    With a comfortable lead in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles needed to give their top relievers a break more than they needed to beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.Baltimore got six shutout innings from starter Wei-Yin Chen, but lost 3-0 when the Rays broke through against relievers Ryan Webb and Evan Meeks in the eighth inning.
  • Pinellas deputies apprehend suspects in string of armed robberies

    Pinellas deputies apprehend suspects in string of armed robberies

    Saturday, September 6 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-09-06 14:31:47 GMT
    In each crime the suspect brandished a handgun before demanding cash. In each crime the suspect brandished a handgun before demanding cash.
    Two men are behind bars facing several charges in connection with a string of robberies that occurred in Pinellas County over the past six days.Joshua Jnmarie, 19, and Bernard Woods, 56, are in the Pinellas County Jail. They are each charged with five counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and both are being held on a bond of $750,000.
    Two men are behind bars facing several charges in connection with a string of robberies that occurred in Pinellas County over the past six days.Joshua Jnmarie, 19, and Bernard Woods, 56, are in the Pinellas County Jail. They are each charged with five counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and both are being held on a bond of $750,000.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: Aug. 25- 30

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: Aug. 25- 30

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-05 22:49:48 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 25 to 30, 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 25 to 30, 2014.
  • Pinellas man says he's a hoarder who needs help

    Pinellas man says he's a hoarder who needs help

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:38:02 GMT
    77-year-old Ed Potter tells Eight On Your Side he has a lot of problems and one of them is the disease some people call hoarding."That could be part of the problem," Potter said. "I've had a lot of bad things happen in the past few years
    77-year-old Ed Potter tells Eight On Your Side he has a lot of problems and one of them is the disease some people call hoarding."That could be part of the problem," Potter said. "I've had a lot of bad things happen in the past few years
  • Nude celebrity images to be featured at St. Pete art gallery

    Nude celebrity images to be featured at St. Pete art gallery

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:36:04 GMT
    Leaked images of Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence will be featured in an art gallery in St. Petersburg next month.Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announced that LA-based artist XVALA will display them starting Oct. 30th at an exhibit at CACA's
    Leaked images of Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence will be featured in an art gallery in St. Petersburg next month.Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announced that LA-based artist XVALA will display them starting Oct. 30th at an exhibit at CACA's
  • Pool parasite invades Pinellas County

    Pool parasite invades Pinellas County

    Friday, September 5 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-09-05 17:11:12 GMT
    Health officials say the parasite that causes 'Crypto' could be in your pool. Health officials say the parasite that causes 'Crypto' could be in your pool.
    Health Department officials in Pinellas County are putting out a warning about a parasite that can lurk in swimming pools and water parks.

    Health Department officials in Pinellas County are putting out a warning about a parasite that can lurk in swimming pools and water parks. And, if it invades your body, you're in for a rough ride - it's called Cryptosporidium.


  • Tampa Bay dress charity needs a new home

    Tampa Bay dress charity needs a new home

    Friday, September 5 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-09-05 16:16:04 GMT
    A hugely popular charity that serves thousands of girls across Tampa Bay is in jeopardy, right before the homecoming shopping frenzy.
    A hugely popular charity that serves thousands of girls across Tampa Bay is in jeopardy, right before the homecoming shopping frenzy.
  • 18-month-old girl found unresponsive in Pinellas Park pool

    18-month-old girl found unresponsive in Pinellas Park pool

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-09-05 15:26:28 GMT
    Emergency crews responded to the call in the 7200 block of 120th Avenue North.Emergency crews responded to the call in the 7200 block of 120th Avenue North.
    An 18-month-old girl is hospitalized in critical condition after she was found unresponsive in a Pinellas Park pool Friday morning.
    An 18-month-old girl is hospitalized in critical condition after she was found unresponsive in a Pinellas Park pool Friday morning.
  • DUI killer pleads no contest in 2011 Tarpon Springs fatal crash

    DUI killer pleads no contest in 2011 Tarpon Springs fatal crash

    Thursday, September 4 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-09-04 23:24:58 GMT
    Mugshot: Garrett BruceMugshot: Garrett Bruce
    On an alcohol-blurred night in December 2011 Bruce Garrett climbed behind the wheel of his Dodge Charger, accelerated to 104 mph in a 30 mph zone before slamming into a Tarpon Springs power pole at 75 mph,mortally injuringhis backseat passenger and pizzaparlor employee Patrick Vosbein. Bruce and a front seat passenger both survived.
    On an alcohol-blurred night in December 2011 Bruce Garrett climbed behind the wheel of his Dodge Charger, accelerated to 104 mph in a 30 mph zone before slamming into a Tarpon Springs power pole at 75 mph,mortally injuringhis backseat passenger and pizzaparlor employee Patrick Vosbein. Bruce and a front seat passenger both survived.
  • USFSP receives $10 million gift from entrepreneur

    USFSP receives $10 million gift from entrepreneur

    Thursday, September 4 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-04 17:31:45 GMT
    Kate Tiedemann donated $10 million dollars to USFSP College of Business.Kate Tiedemann donated $10 million dollars to USFSP College of Business.
    The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) announced today it has received a $10 million gift, the largest single gift in its history, to name the USFSP College of Business. Effective immediately, and with formal approval from the USF System Board of Trustees, the College becomes the Kate Tiedemann College of Business
    The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) announced today it has received a $10 million gift, the largest single gift in its history, to name the USFSP College of Business. Effective immediately, and with formal approval from the USF System Board of Trustees, the College becomes the Kate Tiedemann College of Business
  • Driver in Tarpon Springs fatal crash to change plea

    Driver in Tarpon Springs fatal crash to change plea

    Thursday, September 4 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-09-04 14:18:33 GMT
    Garrett Bruce changed his plea in a Pinellas County Courtroom Thursday morning.
    Garrett Bruce changed his plea in a Pinellas County Courtroom Thursday morning.
  • Man shot in back in St. Pete home invasion

    Man shot in back in St. Pete home invasion

    Thursday, September 4 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-09-04 13:14:39 GMT
    A woman was held at gunpoint and a man was shot in the back during a home invasion in St. Petersburg.  
    A woman was held at gunpoint and a man was shot in the back during a home invasion in St. Petersburg.  
  • Lawsuit: State held secret meetings, lost records

    Lawsuit: State held secret meetings, lost records

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-09-04 08:34:42 GMT
    The Florida agency responsible for handling child support payments is being accused of violating the state's Sunshine Law.
    The Florida agency responsible for handling child support payments is being accused of violating the state's Sunshine Law.
  • Palm Harbor hit-and-run driver claims he's the victim

    Palm Harbor hit-and-run driver claims he's the victim

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-09-03 23:04:37 GMT
    The driver in the Palm Harbor hit and run case that injured a night club bouncer had planned to turn himself in today. But then, Jack Ayyub had second thoughts.
    The driver in the Palm Harbor hit and run case that injured a night club bouncer had planned to turn himself in today. But then, Jack Ayyub had second thoughts.
  • Neighborhood eyesore in Clearwater never changes despite 17 years of complaints

    Neighborhood eyesore in Clearwater never changes despite 17 years of complaints

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:17:54 GMT
    Ed Potter took his trash to the curb for pickup Wednesday, but he didn't put out all of it out. Not by any means. That would take a forklift or a front-end loader.Thousands of items ranging from soggy cardboard to car batteries, food, crutches, old tents and junk cars litter the landscape ofPotter's two lot ranch style home near Clearwater and that's been driving neighbors nuts for years.
    Ed Potter took his trash to the curb for pickup Wednesday, but he didn't put out all of it out. Not by any means. That would take a forklift or a front-end loader.Thousands of items ranging from soggy cardboard to car batteries, food, crutches, old tents and junk cars litter the landscape ofPotter's two lot ranch style home near Clearwater and that's been driving neighbors nuts for years.
  • Suspect who ran over Palm Harbor security guard to turn himself in says attorney

    Suspect who ran over Palm Harbor security guard to turn himself in says attorney

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-09-03 14:14:46 GMT
    The suspect was involved in an altercation inside the establishment just before 3 am Friday.The suspect was involved in an altercation inside the establishment just before 3 am Friday.
    The man who investigators say intentionally ran over a security guard at a Palm Harbor nightclub early Friday morning will turn himself in on Wednesday according to his attorney, Barry Cohen.
    The man who investigators say intentionally ran over a security guard at a Palm Harbor nightclub early Friday morning will turn himself in on Wednesday according to his attorney, Barry Cohen.
  • Dead fish creating problems on Honeymoon Island

    Dead fish creating problems on Honeymoon Island

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:43:31 GMT
    Red Tide spotted on the shore of Honeymoon Island.Red Tide spotted on the shore of Honeymoon Island.
    Scattered on the shore of Honeymoon Island in Pinellas county are hundreds of dead fish.Park rangers started noticing the fish wash on shore on Friday, just before one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year."In some spots it scattered and as you move up north on the beach it's up in the hundreds of fish," said park manager Pete Krulder.
    Scattered on the shore of Honeymoon Island in Pinellas county are hundreds of dead fish.Park rangers started noticing the fish wash on shore on Friday, just before one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year."In some spots it scattered and as you move up north on the beach it's up in the hundreds of fish," said park manager Pete Krulder.
  • PF Chang's names Clearwater, Winter Park restaurants in data breach

    PF Chang's names Clearwater, Winter Park restaurants in data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:07:19 GMT
    PF Changs data breach includes Clearwater and Winter Park locations (Photo from NBC News)PF Changs data breach includes Clearwater and Winter Park locations (Photo from NBC News)
    P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants including in Clearwater and Winter Park.
    P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants including in Clearwater and Winter Park.
  • Largo teacher arrested for DUI in Labor Day crash

    Largo teacher arrested for DUI in Labor Day crash

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:42:58 GMT
    A Largo middle school teacher was charged with DUI on Monday after being involved in a five-car crash.
    A Largo middle school teacher was charged with DUI on Monday after being involved in a five-car crash.
  • Know this pup? Dog found by St. Pete police

    Know this pup? Dog found by St. Pete police

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:50:59 GMT
    St. Petersburg Police are trying to find the owner of a friendly, brown dog that approached an officer Tuesday morning.
    St. Petersburg Police are trying to find the owner of a friendly, brown dog that approached an officer Tuesday morning.
  • Palm Harbor strip club hit & run victim makes plea

    Palm Harbor strip club hit & run victim makes plea

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:46:56 GMT
    New video shows the violent incident early Friday morning, outside "Silks" strip club on US 19 in Palm Harbor. Bouncer Doug Berube and the club DJ. wanted to talk to a guy in a car about an earlier incident. The driver shoved it in reverse, hit the gas, and backed over Berube. He has a plea for the driver....
    New video shows the violent incident early Friday morning, outside "Silks" strip club on US 19 in Palm Harbor. Bouncer Doug Berube and the club DJ. wanted to talk to a guy in a car about an earlier incident. The driver shoved it in reverse, hit the gas, and backed over Berube. He has a plea for the driver....
  • St. Petersburg plane pulled from Tampa Bay after Sunday crash

    St. Petersburg plane pulled from Tampa Bay after Sunday crash

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:22:09 GMT
    The plane that crashed in Tampa Bay, off the coast of St. Petersburg Sunday,has been recovered.A recovery team started work early this morning. It took hours to bring the plane up from about 25 feet under water. The company that owns the plane, Aerial Banner, Inc., sent company representatives to St. Petersburg.
    The plane that crashed in Tampa Bay, off the coast of St. Petersburg Sunday,has been recovered.A recovery team started work early this morning. It took hours to bring the plane up from about 25 feet under water. The company that owns the plane, Aerial Banner, Inc., sent company representatives to St. Petersburg.
  • Pinellas Park police reunite trapped ducklings with mother

    Pinellas Park police reunite trapped ducklings with mother

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:15:46 GMT
    Photo courtesy Facebook/Pinellas Park Police DepartmentPhoto courtesy Facebook/Pinellas Park Police Department
    Police officers in Pinellas Park helped reunite a family of ducks on Sunday.
    Police officers in Pinellas Park helped reunite a family of ducks on Sunday.
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium plans to drop animal shows

    Clearwater Marine Aquarium plans to drop animal shows

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:09:15 GMT
    Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Clearwater Marine Aquarium senior marine mammal trainer Abby Stone works with Winter the dolphin in Clearwater, Image APAug. 3, 2011 file photo, Clearwater Marine Aquarium senior marine mammal trainer Abby Stone works with Winter the dolphin in Clearwater, Image AP
    No animal performances will be held at a redesigned aquatic center planned by the Florida aquarium featured in the "Dolphin Tale" movies.
    No animal performances will be held at a redesigned aquatic center planned by the Florida aquarium featured in the "Dolphin Tale" movies.
  • Pilot dies in plane crash near downtown St. Pete

    Pilot dies in plane crash near downtown St. Pete

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:44 AM EDT2014-09-01 07:44:26 GMT
    Rescue boaters are on the scene of a downed banner plane near Albert Whitted Airport.Rescue boaters are on the scene of a downed banner plane near Albert Whitted Airport.
    The pilot of a banner plane that crashed into the water near Albert Whitted Airport has died, St. Petersburg police officials said. 
    The pilot of a banner plane that crashed into the water near Albert Whitted Airport has died, St. Petersburg police officials said. 

  • Buchholz throws 3-hitter, Red Sox beat Rays 3-0

    Buchholz throws 3-hitter, Red Sox beat Rays 3-0

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:10:21 GMT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six. ...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz (6-8) walked none and struck out six. ...
  • Odorizzi shines as Rays shut out Boston, 7-0, at the Trop

    Odorizzi shines as Rays shut out Boston, 7-0, at the Trop

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:29:55 GMT
    Odorizzi allowed just one hit and struck out seven in seven innings Saturday night. Odorizzi allowed just one hit and struck out seven in seven innings Saturday night.
    Jake Odorizzi and two pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-0 on Saturday night.Coming off a start Monday night in which he gave up a career-high eight runs over four innings in a 9-1 loss at Baltimore, Odorizzi (10-11) allowed a fourth-inning single to Will Middlebrooks, three walks and struck out seven over seven innings.
    Jake Odorizzi and two pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-0 on Saturday night.Coming off a start Monday night in which he gave up a career-high eight runs over four innings in a 9-1 loss at Baltimore, Odorizzi (10-11) allowed a fourth-inning single to Will Middlebrooks, three walks and struck out seven over seven innings.
  • FHP seeks hit-and-run driver that injured Palm Harbor security guard

    FHP seeks hit-and-run driver that injured Palm Harbor security guard

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:49:43 GMT
    The suspect was involved in an altercation inside the establishment just before 3 am Friday. The suspect was involved in an altercation inside the establishment just before 3 am Friday.
    Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol are asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a hit-and-run driver that seriously injured a security guard at a Palm Harbor nightclub early Friday morning.
    Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol are asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a hit-and-run driver that seriously injured a security guard at a Palm Harbor nightclub early Friday morning.
  • Gulfport man charged for role in fatal pedestrian crash

    Gulfport man charged for role in fatal pedestrian crash

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:00:48 GMT
    The charges against Fitzgerald were filed this week by investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol.The charges against Fitzgerald were filed this week by investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol.
    An 18-year-old Gulfport man is now facing charges for his role in a June 1st fatal crash that claimed the life of an Oklahoma woman.Caleb Fitzgerald was booked into the Pinellas County Jail late Friday on one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.
    An 18-year-old Gulfport man is now facing charges for his role in a June 1st fatal crash that claimed the life of an Oklahoma woman.Caleb Fitzgerald was booked into the Pinellas County Jail late Friday on one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.
  • Two men injured in Gandy Bridge boat crash

    Two men injured in Gandy Bridge boat crash

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:36:15 GMT
    Two men were injured in a single boat crash at the Gandy Bridge in Pinellas County Saturday. A 21-foot white Hydra-Sport boat collided with the Gandy Bridge, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Officer Baryl Martin said in a news release. ...
    Two men were injured in a single boat crash at the Gandy Bridge in Pinellas County Saturday. A 21-foot white Hydra-Sport boat collided with the Gandy Bridge, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Officer Baryl Martin said in a news release. ...
  • Down power line stalls Gulf Blvd. traffic

    Down power line stalls Gulf Blvd. traffic

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:49:01 GMT
    Severe weather in Redington Beach has forced the shutdown of a portion of Gulf Blvd.Pinellas County authorities closed northbound and southbound Gulf Blvd. from 161st Ave. to 164th Ave. due to down power lines.Sheriffs's officials are asking motorists to avoid the area.
    Severe weather in Redington Beach has forced the shutdown of a portion of Gulf Blvd.Pinellas County authorities closed northbound and southbound Gulf Blvd. from 161st Ave. to 164th Ave. due to down power lines.Sheriffs's officials are asking motorists to avoid the area.
  • Missing New Port Richey couple rescued from Gulf

    Missing New Port Richey couple rescued from Gulf

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:39:40 GMT
    The Coast Guard towed the couple's disabled sailboat back to land early Saturday.The Coast Guard towed the couple's disabled sailboat back to land early Saturday.
    A Bay area couple that failed to return from a boating excursion in the Gulf of Mexico was rescued early Saturday approximately 10 miles northwest of Anclote Key.A friend of Bogdan and Elizabeth Makowski contacted the United States Coast Guard Station Sand Key on Friday after not hearing from the couple for several days.
    A Bay area couple that failed to return from a boating excursion in the Gulf of Mexico was rescued early Saturday approximately 10 miles northwest of Anclote Key.A friend of Bogdan and Elizabeth Makowski contacted the United States Coast Guard Station Sand Key on Friday after not hearing from the couple for several days.
  • Coast Guard looking for missing Pasco couple

    Coast Guard looking for missing Pasco couple

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:04:16 GMT
    Crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard are searching for two missing boaters near St. Petersburg on Friday night. Searchers are looking for 69-year-old Bogdan Makowski and his wife 61-year-old Elizabeth Makowski of Hudson.
    Crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard are searching for two missing boaters near St. Petersburg on Friday night. Searchers are looking for 69-year-old Bogdan Makowski and his wife 61-year-old Elizabeth Makowski of Hudson.
  • Coast Guard warns about fake flare emergencies

    Coast Guard warns about fake flare emergencies

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:46:08 GMT
    Emergency signal flares can be a real life saver. He feels, sending off a fake flare alert can cause real problems.
    Emergency signal flares can be a real life saver. He feels, sending off a fake flare alert can cause real problems.
  • Mold takes over St. Pete condo, creeps into neighbors' homes

    Mold takes over St. Pete condo, creeps into neighbors' homes

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:48:06 GMT
    Josephine Ramos is literally sick about the toxic black mold growing in the St. Petersburg condominium beside hers. She's been feeling ill for months with headaches and breathing problems. Recently, she had peak inside the condo next doors and couldn't believe her eyes.
    Josephine Ramos is literally sick about the toxic black mold growing in the St. Petersburg condominium beside hers. She's been feeling ill for months with headaches and breathing problems. Recently, she had peak inside the condo next doors and couldn't believe her eyes.
  • Pinellas Park elementary school lockdown lifted after area shooting

    Pinellas Park elementary school lockdown lifted after area shooting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:32:45 GMT
    The lockdown at Pinellas Park Elementary School has been lifted. It was issued just before 11 a.m. Thursday as police searched for a shooter in the area.
    The lockdown at Pinellas Park Elementary School has been lifted. It was issued just before 11 a.m. Thursday as police searched for a shooter in the area.
  • 13 arrested in St. Pete prostitution sweep

    13 arrested in St. Pete prostitution sweep

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:30:14 GMT
    Image from prostitution sweep in St. PetersburgImage from prostitution sweep in St. Petersburg
    Police in St. Petersburg have arrested 13 people during a prostitution sweep.
    Police in St. Petersburg have arrested 13 people during a prostitution sweep.
  • Duke Energy to issue credits

    Duke Energy to issue credits

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:35:10 GMT
    Duke Energy to issue credits.
    Duke Energy to issue credits.

  • Mother manatee and calf rescued in Clearwater

    Mother manatee and calf rescued in Clearwater

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:47:47 GMT
    Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute FacebookPhoto: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Facebook
    A mother manatee and her dependent calf were successfully rescued at Allen Creek in Clearwater Tuesday thanks to a joint effort by FWC and Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff.
    A mother manatee and her dependent calf were successfully rescued at Allen Creek in Clearwater Tuesday thanks to a joint effort by FWC and Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff.
  • Largo travel club head now caught up in Dr. Oz magic diet pill controversy

    Largo travel club head now caught up in Dr. Oz magic diet pill controversy

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:48:14 GMT
    File photo: Nicholas Congleton File photo: Nicholas Congleton
    It turns out the subject of an Eight On Your Side investigation of a local travel club has another claim to fame. He's at the heart of a "magic diet pill" promoted by Dr. Oz and vilified by the FTC.That means Nicholas Congleton is at the heart of two business schemes that are under investigating by state and federal consumer protection authorities for misleading or taking advantage of unwitting customers.
    It turns out the subject of an Eight On Your Side investigation of a local travel club has another claim to fame. He's at the heart of a "magic diet pill" promoted by Dr. Oz and vilified by the FTC.That means Nicholas Congleton is at the heart of two business schemes that are under investigating by state and federal consumer protection authorities for misleading or taking advantage of unwitting customers.
  • School officials to explain new Florida Standards

    School officials to explain new Florida Standards

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:13:59 GMT
    The majority of state's now use Common Core, a learning system that demands the same basics for every student. This school year, Florida is rolling out it's own tweaked version called the Florida Standards.
    The majority of state's now use Common Core, a learning system that demands the same basics for every student. This school year, Florida is rolling out it's own tweaked version called the Florida Standards.
  • Duke Energy to announce changes

    Duke Energy to announce changes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:02:58 GMT
    Jolted by customers fed up with Duke's rollout of a plan to avoid duplicating meter reader routes, it appears the utility is ready to throw in the towel. Wednesday morning, we expect the company to announce changes that could include bill credits.
    Jolted by customers fed up with Duke's rollout of a plan to avoid duplicating meter reader routes, it appears the utility is ready to throw in the towel. Wednesday morning, we expect the company to announce changes that could include bill credits.
  • Crist becomes Democratic nominee, rallies with Nan Rich planned

    Crist becomes Democratic nominee, rallies with Nan Rich planned

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:11:41 GMT
    Photo courtesy Florida DemocratsPhoto courtesy Florida Democrats
    Florida Democrats appeared poised Tuesday to select former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a nationally watched race that's part of an unlikely political comeback for Crist.
    Florida Democrats appeared poised Tuesday to select former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a nationally watched race that's part of an unlikely political comeback for Crist.
  • Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools

    Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:15:59 GMT
    Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop.
    Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop.
  • Dune destruction on Pinellas beach angers neighbors and puzzles state agencies

    Dune destruction on Pinellas beach angers neighbors and puzzles state agencies

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:46:15 GMT
    There is a  controversy over sand dunes on this Pinellas property.There is a controversy over sand dunes on this Pinellas property.
    The new owners of a million dollar mansion who've just moved here from Ohio have stirred up the neighborhood in a Pinellas beach community by hiring contractors to "maintain" the sand dunes that sit between their new beach home and the Gulf of Mexico."The dunes are there to protect all fo the residents," said Wendy Hutkin.
    The new owners of a million dollar mansion who've just moved here from Ohio have stirred up the neighborhood in a Pinellas beach community by hiring contractors to "maintain" the sand dunes that sit between their new beach home and the Gulf of Mexico."The dunes are there to protect all fo the residents," said Wendy Hutkin.
  • National toll scam targeting Tampa Bay area

    National toll scam targeting Tampa Bay area

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:57:01 GMT
    James Marz  is the viewer who contacted us about this E-ZPASS scam. James Marz is the viewer who contacted us about this E-ZPASS scam.
    Jim Marz has received several emails from some scammers claiming to represent E-ZPASS. The first email stated he owes money for traveling on a toll road. The second claimed to be from E-ZPASS collections agency. The third claims to be from a court official informing Marz there is a court date set for a hearing on the money he owes.
    Jim Marz has received several emails from some scammers claiming to represent E-ZPASS. The first email stated he owes money for traveling on a toll road. The second claimed to be from E-ZPASS collections agency. The third claims to be from a court official informing Marz there is a court date set for a hearing on the money he owes.
  • Telemarketers ignore laws, harass consumers in Tampa Bay area

    Telemarketers ignore laws, harass consumers in Tampa Bay area

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:14:28 GMT
    Are unsolicited calls from telemarketers driving you nuts? 8 On Your Side has received a rash of calls from consumers who say their phones are ringing at all hours. They block calls and then find out the overseas company just changes their number and keeps calling. They even have ways of changing their phone numbers to trick you into thinking it's a local call.
    Are unsolicited calls from telemarketers driving you nuts? 8 On Your Side has received a rash of calls from consumers who say their phones are ringing at all hours. They block calls and then find out the overseas company just changes their number and keeps calling. They even have ways of changing their phone numbers to trick you into thinking it's a local call.
  • 12 arrested in Clearwater prostitution crackdown

    12 arrested in Clearwater prostitution crackdown

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:57 GMT
    The Clearwater Police Department targeted the East Gateway area in a crackdown on prostitution over the weekend.
    The Clearwater Police Department targeted the East Gateway area in a crackdown on prostitution over the weekend.
  • Silver Alert issued for missing Pinellas Park man

    Silver Alert issued for missing Pinellas Park man

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:24:05 GMT
    Earl JonesEarl Jones
    A Silver Alert has been issued for Earl Lee Jones, 82, of Pinellas Park. It is believed that Mr. Jones left his home sometime before 5 a.m. Sunday and was possibly headed to Georgia to see family, Pinellas Park police spokesman Sgt. Adam Geissenberger said in a news release....
    A Silver Alert has been issued for Earl Lee Jones, 82, of Pinellas Park. It is believed that Mr. Jones left his home sometime before 5 a.m. Sunday and was possibly headed to Georgia to see family, Pinellas Park police spokesman Sgt. Adam Geissenberger said in a news release....
  • Fire damages St. Petersburg church, polling place

    Fire damages St. Petersburg church, polling place

    Sunday, August 24 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-24 22:18:29 GMT
    A fire has severely damaged a church in St. Petersburg that was to be used a polling location on Tuesday.A fire broke out in the kitchen of the Vietnamese Alliance Church at 4344 21st St. N. early Sunday morning, Pinellas County officials said....
    A fire has severely damaged a church in St. Petersburg that was to be used a polling location on Tuesday.A fire broke out in the kitchen of the Vietnamese Alliance Church at 4344 21st St. N. early Sunday morning, Pinellas County officials said....
  • Largo PD: transient walked into roadway, struck and killed

    Largo PD: transient walked into roadway, struck and killed

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-24 14:27:23 GMT
    Cooney, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene according to investigators. Cooney, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene according to investigators.
    A 49-year-old Bay area man walked into traffic in Largo Saturday night and was struck and killed.The incident occurred just before 10 pm in the 2400 block of East Bay Dr. The driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old Largo girl, was not hurt.
    A 49-year-old Bay area man walked into traffic in Largo Saturday night and was struck and killed.The incident occurred just before 10 pm in the 2400 block of East Bay Dr. The driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old Largo girl, was not hurt.
  • Frightened neighbors voice concerns about Pasco mental health ALF

    Frightened neighbors voice concerns about Pasco mental health ALF

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:23:18 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.
  • 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.
  • Duke Energy billing change making Florida consumers upset

    Duke Energy billing change making Florida consumers upset

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:14:14 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium releases final downtown project plans

    Clearwater Marine Aquarium releases final downtown project plans

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:47:24 GMT
    Funding the New Cleartwater Marine AquariumFunding the New Cleartwater Marine Aquarium
    The Clearwater Marine Aquarium released final plans Friday for the 68 million dollar downtown marine aquarium.
    The Clearwater Marine Aquarium released final plans Friday for the 68 million dollar downtown marine aquarium.
  • 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.
  • Funeral home removal service employee charged with stealing from dead woman

    Funeral home removal service employee charged with stealing from dead woman

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:21:18 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Coast Guard to offload $19 million of cocaine in St. Pete

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

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:39:01 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Clearwater history book creating controversy

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:57:21 GMT
    A planned book on the 100 year anniversary of Clearwater is making some business owners angry.Clearwater will celebrate the century mark next year and the city plans to publish a book on their rich history.
    A planned book on the 100 year anniversary of Clearwater is making some business owners angry.Clearwater will celebrate the century mark next year and the city plans to publish a book on their rich history.
  • Woman found in water after Indian Rocks Bridge crash identified

    Woman found in water after Indian Rocks Bridge crash identified

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:47:25 GMT
    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who was found in the water after a vehicle crash Thursday morning on the Indian Rocks Bridge.
    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who was found in the water after a vehicle crash Thursday morning on the Indian Rocks Bridge.
  • Target to extend store hours, hoping for younger shoppers

    Target to extend store hours, hoping for younger shoppers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:25:55 GMT
    Target to expand store hours, hoping to attract younger, late-night shoppersTarget to expand store hours, hoping to attract younger, late-night shoppers
    More than 900 Target stores across the country will be extending store hours in an effort to accommodate late night shoppers, including more than 70 Florida retail locations.Target says that's what customers want and may be a way to get younger shoppers back in the store.
    More than 900 Target stores across the country will be extending store hours in an effort to accommodate late night shoppers, including more than 70 Florida retail locations.Target says that's what customers want and may be a way to get younger shoppers back in the store.
  • PSTA bus involved in head on crash in St. Pete

    PSTA bus involved in head on crash in St. Pete

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:05:47 GMT
    A PSTA bus was involved in a head on crash. A PSTA bus was involved in a head on crash.
    94th Avenue North in St. Petersburg will be closed from Gandy Blvd to Dr. Dr. M.L. King Street for the next several hours after a head-on crash between a PSTA bus and an Acura.
    94th Avenue North in St. Petersburg will be closed from Gandy Blvd to Dr. Dr. M.L. King Street for the next several hours after a head-on crash between a PSTA bus and an Acura.
  • Tuesday primary election will determine some local races

    Tuesday primary election will determine some local races

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:35:12 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia CommonsPhoto Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
    Tuesday's primary election will be the final decision on some races across the Tampa Bay region.Although primaries are often thought of as precursors to the general election, some contests won't make it that far.
    Tuesday's primary election will be the final decision on some races across the Tampa Bay region.Although primaries are often thought of as precursors to the general election, some contests won't make it that far.
  • 378 people 'pay it forward' at St. Petersburg Starbucks

    378 people 'pay it forward' at St. Petersburg Starbucks

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:43:23 GMT
    A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a St. Petersburg Starbucks.
    A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a St. Petersburg Starbucks.
  • Former UCF student in mortal danger

    Former UCF student in mortal danger

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:35:43 GMT
    NBC picture of Steven SotloffNBC picture of Steven Sotloff
    Video taped in the Iraqi desert, a man draped in black, with his face covered speaks with an British or New Zealand accent. “This is James Wright Foley, an American citizen of your country.” Moments before he beheaded Journalists James Foley, the knife-carrying man demanded air strikes stop, and warned, another American newsman, Steven Sotloff, could be next.
    Video taped in the Iraqi desert, a man draped in black, with his face covered speaks with an British or New Zealand accent. “This is James Wright Foley, an American citizen of your country.” Moments before he beheaded Journalists James Foley, the knife-carrying man demanded air strikes stop, and warned, another American newsman, Steven Sotloff, could be next.
  • Belleair Police Chief investigation may wrap up this week

    Belleair Police Chief investigation may wrap up this week

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:09:35 GMT
    Belleair Police Chief Thomas EdwardsBelleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards
    Fraternal Order of Police representative Jim Howard told Eight On Your Side Wednesday he expects a private consultant's investigation of Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards to wrap up by Friday.
    Fraternal Order of Police representative Jim Howard told Eight On Your Side Wednesday he expects a private consultant's investigation of Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards to wrap up by Friday.
  • Clearwater Police say missing special needs student found

    Clearwater Police say missing special needs student found

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:29:25 GMT
    Nefertari Blanks, 19, is missing.Nefertari Blanks, 19, is missing.
    Clearwater Police officers says a special needs student who was reported missing on Wednesday has been found.
    Clearwater Police officers says a special needs student who was reported missing on Wednesday has been found.

  • Tree trimmers shocked in Largo accident

    Tree trimmers shocked in Largo accident

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:53:04 GMT
    Two men were shocked while trimming trees in Largo on Wednesday.
    Two men were shocked while trimming trees in Largo on Wednesday.
  • Venice woman drowns at Madeira Beach

    Venice woman drowns at Madeira Beach

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:20:36 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    Investigators say 69-year-old Kathleen Marie Shortill was in the water at Madeira Beach when her husband noticed she was unresponsive.
    Investigators say 69-year-old Kathleen Marie Shortill was in the water at Madeira Beach when her husband noticed she was unresponsive.
  • 3 Tampa Bay women to vie for $1 million prize in Pillsbury Bake-Off

    3 Tampa Bay women to vie for $1 million prize in Pillsbury Bake-Off

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:51:02 GMT
    Contestants at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest cheer on their fellow finalists. Pillsbury Bake-Off photoContestants at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest cheer on their fellow finalists. Pillsbury Bake-Off photo
    Whip up a tasty recipe and win a million bucks. Sounds easy enough, right? Not really. Just ask three talented Tampa Bay women who made it to the finals of this year's Pillbury Bake-Off contest.
    Whip up a tasty recipe and win a million bucks. Sounds easy enough, right? Not really. Just ask three talented Tampa Bay women who made it to the finals of this year's Pillbury Bake-Off contest.
  • Dog returns to owner after missing from Weedon Island sandbar

    Dog returns to owner after missing from Weedon Island sandbar

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:19:40 GMT
    An upset dog owner is hoping to find her dog she believes was taken from Weedon Island on Sunday.
    An upset dog owner is hoping to find her dog she believes was taken from Weedon Island on Sunday.
  • Sarasota Police to try body cams

    Sarasota Police to try body cams

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:42:41 GMT
    Body cameras are used by several law enforcement agencies in Florida but not many in the Bay Area. Sarasota Police announced this week they will begin using body cameras on police officers with a pilot program.
    Body cameras are used by several law enforcement agencies in Florida but not many in the Bay Area. Sarasota Police announced this week they will begin using body cameras on police officers with a pilot program.
  • 8 On Your Side: What are the rules for guide dogs in restaurants?

    8 On Your Side: What are the rules for guide dogs in restaurants?

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:38:16 GMT
    News Channel 8's Melanie Michael with Susan Wiburn and her service dog, CarsonNews Channel 8's Melanie Michael with Susan Wiburn and her service dog, Carson
    News Channel 8 recently covered a story about a veteran who says he and his wife were kicked out of a restaurant by cops. He claims it was because of his Yorkie-mix service dog. The story ignited a firestorm on Facebook with numerous comments on the issue. So, what are the rules involving service dogs?
    News Channel 8 recently covered a story about a veteran who says he and his wife were kicked out of a restaurant by cops. He claims it was because of his Yorkie-mix service dog. The story ignited a firestorm on Facebook with numerous comments on the issue. So, what are the rules involving service dogs?

  • Belleair Police Chief under fire by one of his own

    Belleair Police Chief under fire by one of his own

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:50:52 GMT
    Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards is the target of numerous allegations ranging from mismanagement to ethical breaches and possible criminal acts.
    Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards is the target of numerous allegations ranging from mismanagement to ethical breaches and possible criminal acts.
  • St. Pete mom's arrest a reminder of hot car dangers

    St. Pete mom's arrest a reminder of hot car dangers

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:48:25 GMT
    Graver, 32, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail.Graver, 32, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail.
    St .Petersburg mother Natasha Graver faces a child abuse charge for leaving her baby daughter inside a hot van Saturday and forgetting about her.
    St .Petersburg mother Natasha Graver faces a child abuse charge for leaving her baby daughter inside a hot van Saturday and forgetting about her.
  • Vague laws on service dogs in restaurants

    Vague laws on service dogs in restaurants

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:52:59 GMT
    A veteran and his wife were extremely upset after they were escorted from a Clearwater restaurant by police.
    A veteran and his wife were extremely upset after they were escorted from a Clearwater restaurant by police.
  • Detectives: Former St. Pete teacher had sex with student, other victims possible

    Detectives: Former St. Pete teacher had sex with student, other victims possible

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:49:16 GMT
    Elisha Joy Kingsley, 39, is charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Pinellas Co. Jail booking photoElisha Joy Kingsley, 39, is charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Pinellas Co. Jail booking photo
    Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives think a former teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student may have victimized additional minors.
    Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives think a former teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student may have victimized additional minors.
  • ALDI hiring for new Oldsmar, Holiday stores

    ALDI hiring for new Oldsmar, Holiday stores

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:06:11 GMT
    ALDI Facebook photosALDI Facebook photos
    Know anyone who's looking for a job? Discount grocer ALDI is expanding in the Tampa Bay area and is hiring. ALDI will be holding a job fair Tuesday, Aug. 19 from noon to 8 p.m. in Clearwater.
    Know anyone who's looking for a job? Discount grocer ALDI is expanding in the Tampa Bay area and is hiring. ALDI will be holding a job fair Tuesday, Aug. 19 from noon to 8 p.m. in Clearwater.
  • Clearwater couple escorted from restaurant because of service dogs

    Clearwater couple escorted from restaurant because of service dogs

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:43:27 GMT
    Dr. Richard Davis with his two service dogs - Mocha and Micka.Dr. Richard Davis with his two service dogs - Mocha and Micka.
    A Clearwater couple tells News Channel 8 that their service dogs were the reason they were escorted from Maggie Mae's restaurant in Sand Key.
    A Clearwater couple tells News Channel 8 that their service dogs were the reason they were escorted from Maggie Mae's restaurant in Sand Key.
  • Brad Paisley signs guitar for Pinellas Park teen battling leukemia

    Brad Paisley signs guitar for Pinellas Park teen battling leukemia

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:22:14 GMT
    Left to right: Sara and Keith Koehler and David Gereg with the guitar donated by Westshore Pizza & signed by Brad Paisley.  Gereg family photo.Left to right: Sara and Keith Koehler and David Gereg with the guitar donated by Westshore Pizza & signed by Brad Paisley. Gereg family photo.
    When 15-year-old David Gereg goes to the hospital for a long-awaited bone marrow transplant on Wednesday, he'll know the community is rallying behind him, along with a very famous country singer. Brad Paisley autographed an electric guitar for the Pinellas Park teen during his Tampa concert last Friday.
    When 15-year-old David Gereg goes to the hospital for a long-awaited bone marrow transplant on Wednesday, he'll know the community is rallying behind him, along with a very famous country singer. Brad Paisley autographed an electric guitar for the Pinellas Park teen during his Tampa concert last Friday.
  • Missing Clearwater student located after 3-hour search

    Missing Clearwater student located after 3-hour search

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-08-19 07:41:45 GMT
    Moajed, 10, talks with a Clearwater Police Officer and Angie and Andy Gamsby shortly after he was found on Monday. Moajed, 10, talks with a Clearwater Police Officer and Angie and Andy Gamsby shortly after he was found on Monday.
    Officers with the Clearwater Police jumped into action Monday afternoon to find a missing Sandy Lane Elementary 5th-grader.

    Officers with the Clearwater Police jumped into action Monday afternoon to find a missing Sandy Lane Elementary 5th-grader.


  • Hospital network hack affects millions

    Hospital network hack affects millions

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:47:10 GMT
    Millions of people's personal information is at risk after hackers targeted a hospital network.
    Millions of people's personal information is at risk after hackers targeted a hospital network.
  • UPDATE: Boy found safe after missing from Clearwater elementary school

    UPDATE: Boy found safe after missing from Clearwater elementary school

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:27:43 GMT
    Clearwater Police are searching for a missing child Monday afternoon who was last seen at the end of the school day at Sandy Lane Elementary.
    Clearwater Police are searching for a missing child Monday afternoon who was last seen at the end of the school day at Sandy Lane Elementary.
  • Pinellas school construction creates big problems for parents and neighbors

    Pinellas school construction creates big problems for parents and neighbors

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:02:13 GMT
    Like many parents, Kim Smalling was looking forward to a new start for her children this year at school.Smalling says she didn't want to take her daughters to the public school where they were assigned, so she looked into a charter school as another option.
    Like many parents, Kim Smalling was looking forward to a new start for her children this year at school.Smalling says she didn't want to take her daughters to the public school where they were assigned, so she looked into a charter school as another option.
  • Heat Stroke: 30-minute walk can be deadly for dogs

    Heat Stroke: 30-minute walk can be deadly for dogs

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:40:30 GMT
    Wikimedia Commons photo: Steve PartridgeWikimedia Commons photo: Steve Partridge
    A routine, 30-minute walk turned tragic for a young dog last weekend. The dog's death has a Tampa Bay area veterinarian warning pet owners about the dangers of heat stroke.
    A routine, 30-minute walk turned tragic for a young dog last weekend. The dog's death has a Tampa Bay area veterinarian warning pet owners about the dangers of heat stroke.
  • Pinellas 911 managers puzzled by lightning strike that knocked out phones

    Pinellas 911 managers puzzled by lightning strike that knocked out phones

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:07:11 GMT
    For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 service was disruptedFor about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 service was disrupted
    For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 callers were out of luck when they called for help. All they heard was ringing on the other end of the line after two lightening strikes disrupted service.
    For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 callers were out of luck when they called for help. All they heard was ringing on the other end of the line after two lightening strikes disrupted service.
  • Largo Police looking for man who entered home, sexually battered victim

    Largo Police looking for man who entered home, sexually battered victim

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:07:45 GMT
    Largo Police are asking for help finding a man who entered a home and sexually battered a person inside the home early Monday morning
    Largo Police are asking for help finding a man who entered a home and sexually battered a person inside the home early Monday morning
  • Joe Maddon not happy with cheers for Jeter at Tropicana

    Joe Maddon not happy with cheers for Jeter at Tropicana

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:35:43 GMT
    Derek Jeter (NBC Sports)Derek Jeter (NBC Sports)
    Derek Jeter almost felt as if he were playing in the Bronx after getting a key late hit.
    Derek Jeter almost felt as if he were playing in the Bronx after getting a key late hit.
  • Crist casts vote for himself in early voting Democratic primary for governor

    Crist casts vote for himself in early voting Democratic primary for governor

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:50:04 GMT
    Arriving to newly-planted Crist campaign signs, former Gov. Charlie Crist and his wife voted Monday morning in downtown St. Petersburg, Crist's home town.
    Arriving to newly-planted Crist campaign signs, former Gov. Charlie Crist and his wife voted Monday morning in downtown St. Petersburg, Crist's home town.
  • Pinellas schools working to increase graduation rates

    Pinellas schools working to increase graduation rates

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:46:53 GMT
    It's the first day of school in Pinellas County, and more than one hundred thousand boys and girls will make their way back to class.
    It's the first day of school in Pinellas County, and more than one hundred thousand boys and girls will make their way back to class.
  • Pinellas vows to make STEM more fun, available for kids at schools

    Pinellas vows to make STEM more fun, available for kids at schools

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:56:09 GMT
    Thousands of Pinellas county students are ready to hit the books on their first day of school.As students go back to classes, the county is putting a strong emphasis on STEM courses. 
    Thousands of Pinellas county students are ready to hit the books on their first day of school.As students go back to classes, the county is putting a strong emphasis on STEM courses. 
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 28 - Aug. 2

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 28 - Aug. 2

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:53:07 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 28 to Aug. 2, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 28 to Aug. 2, 2014.

  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 19 - 26

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 19 - 26

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:44:14 GMT
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 21 to 26, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 21 to 26, 2014.
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