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  • Pasco deputy hits family car

    Pasco deputy hits family car

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:12 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:12:00 GMT
    A Pasco County Sheriff's deputy was on her way to a burglary call when she hit a family car with four people inside, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
    A Pasco County Sheriff's deputy was on her way to a burglary call when she hit a family car with four people inside, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  • 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.
  • Downed trees damage panther, tiger cage at Dade City zoo

    Downed trees damage panther, tiger cage at Dade City zoo

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:30:40 GMT
    Photo: Dade City's Wild Things FacebookPhoto: Dade City's Wild Things Facebook
    Disaster has struck Dade City's Wild Things Zoo in Pasco County.
    Disaster has struck Dade City's Wild Things Zoo in Pasco County.
  • Tampa man dies in skydiving accident

    Tampa man dies in skydiving accident

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-08-25 02:48:43 GMT
    Keith MurrayKeith Murray
    A Tampa man died in a skydiving accident at Skydive City Saturday. Skydive City officials said Keith Murray, 50, was performing a team practice jump with three other team members and a videographer at the time of the accident. ...
    A Tampa man died in a skydiving accident at Skydive City Saturday. Skydive City officials said Keith Murray, 50, was performing a team practice jump with three other team members and a videographer at the time of the accident. ...
  • 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.
  • Students now report bullying online

    Students now report bullying online

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:21:27 GMT
    A persistent bullying problem has a new enemy in Pasco County.  This is the second school year starting off with a new online tool to fight bullies.
    A persistent bullying problem has a new enemy in Pasco County.  This is the second school year starting off with a new online tool to fight bullies.
  • 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.
  • 4 airlifted to hospital in Wesley Chapel crash

    4 airlifted to hospital in Wesley Chapel crash

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:36:04 GMT
    Four people needed to be airlifted to the hospital Thursday morning after a two-car crash on County Line Road in Wesley Chapel.
    Four people needed to be airlifted to the hospital Thursday morning after a two-car crash on County Line Road in Wesley Chapel.
  • Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

    Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:51:54 GMT
    92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.
    When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased.
    When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased.
  • 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.
  • Hillsborough water customers continue to complain of stinky water and high bills

    Hillsborough water customers continue to complain of stinky water and high bills

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:27:10 GMT
    The stinky, cloudy water is bad enough. But East Lake residents, near Tampa's Hard Rock Casino, say their water bills are out of control and going up. Tonia Hammond is so fed up with the private water company, Pluris American Infrastructure, that she posted sings on her fence in protest. She says her bill started to skyrocket after she publicly complained about her water quality to the Hillsborough County Commission.
    The stinky, cloudy water is bad enough. But East Lake residents, near Tampa's Hard Rock Casino, say their water bills are out of control and going up. Tonia Hammond is so fed up with the private water company, Pluris American Infrastructure, that she posted sings on her fence in protest. She says her bill started to skyrocket after she publicly complained about her water quality to the Hillsborough County Commission.
  • Pasco County deputies investigate missing money from Oulsen fund

    Pasco County deputies investigate missing money from Oulsen fund

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:12:17 GMT
    Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Eddie Daniels has confirmed the sheriff's office is launching an investigation into allegations money was taken from the Oulsen Family Fund. ...
    Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Eddie Daniels has confirmed the sheriff's office is launching an investigation into allegations money was taken from the Oulsen Family Fund. ...
  • Pasco sheriff announces latest Spice bust

    Pasco sheriff announces latest Spice bust

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:00:50 GMT
    The latest arrest targets included a gas station owner in Holiday and his supplier.The latest arrest targets included a gas station owner in Holiday and his supplier.
    On Thursday afternoon, Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco revealed his agency's latest crackdown on the illegal marijuana substitute known as "Spice" and many other names. The latest arrest targets included a gas station owner in Holiday and his supplier.
    On Thursday afternoon, Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco revealed his agency's latest crackdown on the illegal marijuana substitute known as "Spice" and many other names. The latest arrest targets included a gas station owner in Holiday and his supplier.
  • Wesley Chapel movie theater shooting suspect wants his guns moved

    Wesley Chapel movie theater shooting suspect wants his guns moved

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:46:56 GMT
    The retired police captain charged with killing a man inside a movie theater asked a judge for modifications to his pre-trial release conditions Thursday.
    The retired police captain charged with killing a man inside a movie theater asked a judge for modifications to his pre-trial release conditions Thursday.
  • Zephyrhills daycare installs security cams

    Zephyrhills daycare installs security cams

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:03:00 GMT
    A local daycare and preschool is putting security and peace of mind in parents' hands. 
    A local daycare and preschool is putting security and peace of mind in parents' hands. 
  • Donate school supplies, get a free haircut in Pasco, Hernando

    Donate school supplies, get a free haircut in Pasco, Hernando

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:20:51 GMT
    Bene's International School of Beauty Facebook photoBene's International School of Beauty Facebook photo
    If you're a parent with a back-to-school budget, this could help you out. Bene's International School of Beauty will be giving free haircuts during the month of August to anyone who donates a school supply.
    If you're a parent with a back-to-school budget, this could help you out. Bene's International School of Beauty will be giving free haircuts during the month of August to anyone who donates a school supply.
  • Fatal accident closes SB I-75 at SR 56 in Pasco

    Fatal accident closes SB I-75 at SR 56 in Pasco

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:10:55 GMT
    Southbound Interstate 75 is closed at State Road 56 due to a fatal accident Monday morning in Pasco County.
    Southbound Interstate 75 is closed at State Road 56 due to a fatal accident Monday morning in Pasco County.
  • FHP investigates fatal pedestrian crash in New Port Richey

    FHP investigates fatal pedestrian crash in New Port Richey

    Saturday, August 9 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-09 15:28:01 GMT
    The fatal crash occurred along State Road 54 in New Port Richey on Friday night.The fatal crash occurred along State Road 54 in New Port Richey on Friday night.
    One pedestrian was killed and another seriously injured Friday night after the pair was struck by two cars on State Road 54 in New Port Richey.Stacey Arthur Butcher, a 42-year-old Pasco County resident, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 10 pm.
    One pedestrian was killed and another seriously injured Friday night after the pair was struck by two cars on State Road 54 in New Port Richey.Stacey Arthur Butcher, a 42-year-old Pasco County resident, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 10 pm.
  • Two pedestrians dead in separate Pasco County accidents

    Two pedestrians dead in separate Pasco County accidents

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:54:29 GMT
    Two pedestrians were killed in separate accidents in Pasco County in less than 30 minutes apart Friday night, authorities said.The first accident occurred on U.S. 19 at Green Key Rd. Pasco Fire Rescue reported two pedestrians were struck. One was a confirmed fatality. The accident occurred at 9:48 p.m. New Port Richey police is investigating.The second accident occurred in front of the Dairy Queen on State Road 54 and Virginia City at 10:03 p.m. Two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle at tha...
    Two pedestrians were killed in separate accidents in Pasco County in less than 30 minutes apart Friday night, authorities said.The first accident occurred on U.S. 19 at Green Key Rd. Pasco Fire Rescue reported two pedestrians were struck. One was a confirmed fatality. The accident occurred at 9:48 p.m. New Port Richey police is investigating.The second accident occurred in front of the Dairy Queen on State Road 54 and Virginia City at 10:03 p.m. Two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle at tha...
  • 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.

  • Holiday hit-and-run suspect captured in Brevard County

    Holiday hit-and-run suspect captured in Brevard County

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-07 01:48:00 GMT
    Eagan, 29, is charged with one count of fleeing a crash involving injury. Eagan, 29, is charged with one count of fleeing a crash involving injury.
    A 29-year-old convicted felon being sought for fleeing a hit-and-run crash that injured a toddler last month has been arrested.Damian Ray Eagan was booked into the Brevard County Jail on Florida's east coast on Thursday.
    A 29-year-old convicted felon being sought for fleeing a hit-and-run crash that injured a toddler last month has been arrested.Damian Ray Eagan was booked into the Brevard County Jail on Florida's east coast on Thursday.
  • Gov. Scott promotes plan for Florida waters

    Gov. Scott promotes plan for Florida waters

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:33:24 GMT
    Let's Keep Florida Beautiful tour in Crystal Springs, Florida.Let's Keep Florida Beautiful tour in Crystal Springs, Florida.
    Gov. Rick Scott stopped in the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday as part of a campaign swing focusing on environmental issues. Scott calls the tour “Let's Keep Florida Beautiful.”He is proposing spending $1 billion on springs restoration and “alternative water supply.”
    Gov. Rick Scott stopped in the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday as part of a campaign swing focusing on environmental issues. Scott calls the tour “Let's Keep Florida Beautiful.”He is proposing spending $1 billion on springs restoration and “alternative water supply.”
  • TRAFFIC: NB I-75 reopens in Pasco after crash with injuries

    TRAFFIC: NB I-75 reopens in Pasco after crash with injuries

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-08-06 10:06:07 GMT
    Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 at State Road 52 in Pasco County reopen after a crash with injuries early Wednesday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol. 
    Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 at State Road 52 in Pasco County reopen after a crash with injuries early Wednesday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol. 
  • FHP: Suspect in Holiday hit-and-run may be in Miami

    FHP: Suspect in Holiday hit-and-run may be in Miami

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:17:15 GMT
    Eagan, 29, has an extensive arrest record in Pasco County.Eagan, 29, has an extensive arrest record in Pasco County.
    Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol have identified a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that injured a toddler in Holiday last month.An arrest warrant has been issued for Damian Ray Eagan on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash with injury.
    Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol have identified a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that injured a toddler in Holiday last month.An arrest warrant has been issued for Damian Ray Eagan on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash with injury.
  • Restaurant Buzz: Ruth's Chris Steak House coming, Green Iguana, GrillSmith closures

    Restaurant Buzz: Ruth's Chris Steak House coming, Green Iguana, GrillSmith closures

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-05 21:46:39 GMT
     Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be opening a location in St. Pete.  Facebook photo Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be opening a location in St. Pete. Facebook photo
    No doubt, dining out is a popular pastime here in Tampa Bay. We're here to keep you informed. Here's this week's "dish" about what's happening at Tampa Bay restaurants.
    No doubt, dining out is a popular pastime here in Tampa Bay. We're here to keep you informed. Here's this week's "dish" about what's happening at Tampa Bay restaurants.
  • Lab who walked 30 miles back home adopted

    Lab who walked 30 miles back home adopted

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:23:14 GMT
    Lady looks happy at her new home in Odessa in this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4.Lady looks happy at her new home in Odessa in this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4.
    An aging black Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family who didn't want her took a private jet to her new home with a Florida heiress.
    An aging black Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family who didn't want her took a private jet to her new home with a Florida heiress.
  • Tampa heiress gives rejected dog new home, life of luxury

    Tampa heiress gives rejected dog new home, life of luxury

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-08-05 12:37:46 GMT
    Lady looks happy at her new home in Odessa in this Aug. 4. photo.Lady looks happy at her new home in Odessa in this Aug. 4. photo.
    Helen Rich loves animals, she always has. At one time she worked at a veterinary clinic, cleaning out kennels. She did this despite the fact that her great grandfather founded the Wrigley chewing gum company and eventually she would inherit great wealth from her family. 
    Helen Rich loves animals, she always has. At one time she worked at a veterinary clinic, cleaning out kennels. She did this despite the fact that her great grandfather founded the Wrigley chewing gum company and eventually she would inherit great wealth from her family. 
  • Subject of Silver Alert located near Orlando

    Subject of Silver Alert located near Orlando

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-08-02 16:50:03 GMT
    McPherson, 74, was last seen Friday afternoon at his home in New Port Richey. McPherson, 74, was last seen Friday afternoon at his home in New Port Richey.
    Authorities in Pasco County are asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly New Port Richey man.A Silver Alert has been issued for 74-year-old Kenneth Charles McPherson who was last seen driving way from his residence on Friday afternoon.
    Authorities in Pasco County are asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly New Port Richey man.A Silver Alert has been issued for 74-year-old Kenneth Charles McPherson who was last seen driving way from his residence on Friday afternoon.
  • AM Headlines: Missing canoers, new mosquito virus, St. Pete antique fire, storms Tuesday

    AM Headlines: Missing canoers, new mosquito virus, St. Pete antique fire, storms Tuesday

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:17:19 GMT
    It's been a very busy Tuesday morning. We have a lot of developing stories to pass along, plus which parts of Tampa Bay could see storms today.
    It's been a very busy Tuesday morning. We have a lot of developing stories to pass along, plus which parts of Tampa Bay could see storms today.
  • Few Tampa Bay nurseries qualified to grow medical marijuana

    Few Tampa Bay nurseries qualified to grow medical marijuana

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:16:48 GMT
    Only growers that have been doing business in Florida for 30 continuous years may apply to grow medical marijuana.
    Only growers that have been doing business in Florida for 30 continuous years may apply to grow medical marijuana.
  • 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.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 14 -19

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 14 -19

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:38:43 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 14 to 19, 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 14 to 19, 2014.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 30 - July 5

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 30 - July 5

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:10:41 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 June 30 to July 5, 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 June 30 to July 5, 2014.
  • 16 dead rodents found at Tampa Bay restaurant

    16 dead rodents found at Tampa Bay restaurant

    Monday, June 30 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-06-30 16:27:59 GMT
    State inspectors temporarily closed five Tampa Bay eateries from June 9 through 20, 2014 after discovering rodents or roaches.
    State inspectors temporarily closed five Tampa Bay eateries from June 9 through 20, 2014 after discovering rodents or roaches.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 16 - 21

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 16 - 21

    Friday, June 27 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-06-27 22:26:36 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 June 16 to 21, 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 June 16 to 21, 2014.
  • More homeowners complain they were tricked by security salesmen

    More homeowners complain they were tricked by security salesmen

    Thursday, June 26 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-06-26 21:44:45 GMT
    More Tampa Bay homeowners have stepped forward to say they were lied to and tricked into signing up for a security system they don't need.
    More Tampa Bay homeowners have stepped forward to say they were lied to and tricked into signing up for a security system they don't need.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 9 - 13

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 9 - 13

    Friday, June 20 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-06-20 22:46:39 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 June 9 to 13, 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 June 9 to 13, 2014.

  • Holiday woman stuck paying bills for two home security systems

    Holiday woman stuck paying bills for two home security systems

    Friday, June 20 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-06-20 21:16:51 GMT
    For Ellen Palmer, her home security system is a lifeline, but it was that very system that made her a target.
    For Ellen Palmer, her home security system is a lifeline, but it was that very system that made her a target.
  • More Pasco residents question jumps in water bills

    More Pasco residents question jumps in water bills

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-06-18 23:32:06 GMT
    Amy Gazaway isn’t buying the explanation for why her water bills have been going up.
    Amy Gazaway isn’t buying the explanation for why her water bills have been going up.
  • Some Tampa Bay buses offer free rides for 'Dump the Pump Day'

    Some Tampa Bay buses offer free rides for 'Dump the Pump Day'

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-06-18 22:17:43 GMT
    Pasco Co. Public Transportation photoPasco Co. Public Transportation photo
    People who use public bus service in some Tampa Bay counties will be able to ride for free on June 19. The freebie is in recognition of "National Dump the Pump Day", which is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation instead of driving to save money.
    People who use public bus service in some Tampa Bay counties will be able to ride for free on June 19. The freebie is in recognition of "National Dump the Pump Day", which is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation instead of driving to save money.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 2 - 7

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: June 2 - 7

    Friday, June 13 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-06-13 22:10:09 GMT
    We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from June 2 to 7, 2014.
    We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from June 2 to 7, 2014.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 26 - 31

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 26 - 31

    Friday, June 6 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-06-06 20:52:01 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 May 26 to 31, 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 May 26 to 31, 2014.

  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 12 - 17

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 12 - 17

    Friday, May 23 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-05-23 18:11:28 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 May 12 to 17, 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 May 12 to 17, 2014.
  • Mental health counselor flogged me, introduced me to sadomasochism, says Pasco woman

    Mental health counselor flogged me, introduced me to sadomasochism, says Pasco woman

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-05-22 02:46:32 GMT
    Eleven years ago, a Pasco County woman we will call Mary Jane was coping with the loss of a child and sought help from licensed mental health counselor Adam Glatt.
    Eleven years ago, a Pasco County woman we will call Mary Jane was coping with the loss of a child and sought help from licensed mental health counselor Adam Glatt.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 5 - 11

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: May 5 - 11

    Monday, May 19 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-05-19 15:04:11 GMT
    A lizard, rodent urine and droppings, live roaches, and ants in sugar were just a few of the problems that state inspectors found at Tampa Bay restaurants during the week of May 5-11, 2014.
    A lizard, rodent urine and droppings, live roaches, and ants in sugar were just a few of the problems that state inspectors found at Tampa Bay restaurants during the week of May 5-11, 2014.
  • Volunteer attorneys wanted to help veterans

    Volunteer attorneys wanted to help veterans

    Thursday, May 15 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-05-15 16:16:36 GMT
    Stetson University Veterans Law Institute photoStetson University Veterans Law Institute photo
    Stetson University College of Law is seeking attorneys to volunteer civil legal services to military members, veterans and their families as part of its Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team.
    Stetson University College of Law is seeking attorneys to volunteer civil legal services to military members, veterans and their families as part of its Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team.
  • Crackdown on pill mills has unintended side effect for legitimate patients

    Crackdown on pill mills has unintended side effect for legitimate patients

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-05-14 21:31:32 GMT
    Chronic pain patients who really need the medicine often can't get it.
    Chronic pain patients who really need the medicine often can't get it.
  • Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations April 28 - May 2

    Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations April 28 - May 2

    Friday, May 9 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-05-09 22:00:50 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 April 28 to May 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 April 28 to May 2, 2014.

  • Squatter posted bond, returned to New Port Richey soldier's home

    Squatter posted bond, returned to New Port Richey soldier's home

    Monday, May 5 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-05-05 13:05:58 GMT
    New Port Richey's infamous squatter posted his $5,000 bond Friday, and went right back to the scene of the crime.
    New Port Richey's infamous squatter posted his $5,000 bond Friday, and went right back to the scene of the crime.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: April 21-27

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: April 21-27

    Friday, May 2 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-05-03 00:49:08 GMT
    State inspectors found problems with rodents, roaches and a spider during inspections from April 21 to 27, 2014. We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations.
    State inspectors found problems with rodents, roaches and a spider during inspections from April 21 to 27, 2014. We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations.
  • Soldier home squatters face Pasco judge

    Soldier home squatters face Pasco judge

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-29 21:14:55 GMT
    The pair are now infamous for squatting in the New Port Richey home of a deployed soldier for more than a year and refusing to leave.
    The pair are now infamous for squatting in the New Port Richey home of a deployed soldier for more than a year and refusing to leave.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: April 14-20

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: April 14-20

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-04-29 19:37:25 GMT
    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: April 14-20
    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: April 14-20
  • How to help New Port Richey soldier after squatters damage home

    How to help New Port Richey soldier after squatters damage home

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-25 16:36:04 GMT
    Many members of the community are offering to help fix up Army Spc. Michael Sharkey's home, now that the squatters have left.Many members of the community are offering to help fix up Army Spc. Michael Sharkey's home, now that the squatters have left.
    Our 8 On Your Side story about squatters who took over the home of a deployed New Port Richey soldier has many of you asking how you can help.
    Our 8 On Your Side story about squatters who took over the home of a deployed New Port Richey soldier has many of you asking how you can help.
  • 2014-2015 Florida Hunting Season Dates

    2014-2015 Florida Hunting Season Dates

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:49:52 GMT
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has released the following hunting dates for the 2014-2015 season.
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has released the following hunting dates for the 2014-2015 season.
  • 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.  
  • Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations April 7-13

    Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations April 7-13

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:47:28 GMT
    We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 7 to 13, 2014.
    We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 7 to 13, 2014.
  • Pasco mix-up sends registration notices to wrong drivers

    Pasco mix-up sends registration notices to wrong drivers

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:02:51 GMT
    The vehicle registration information of hundreds of drivers in Pasco County were sent to the wrong person in a mix-up that led to the firing of a contractor.
    The vehicle registration information of hundreds of drivers in Pasco County were sent to the wrong person in a mix-up that led to the firing of a contractor.
  • Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations Mar. 31- April 4

    Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations Mar. 31- April 4

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:07:05 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 March 31 to April 4, 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 March 31 to April 4, 2014.
  • No bond for Pasco theater shooting suspect

    No bond for Pasco theater shooting suspect

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-11 13:50:49 GMT
    An arrest affidavit released Tuesday morning said that former Tampa Police captain Curtis Reeves, 71, told investigators he shot Oulson in the theater and was in fear of being attacked.

    An arrest affidavit released Tuesday morning said that former Tampa Police captain Curtis Reeves, 71, told investigators he shot Oulson in the theater and was in fear of being attacked.



  • Pasco theater shooting suspect explains motive in recordings

    Pasco theater shooting suspect explains motive in recordings

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:43:08 GMT
    Retired Tampa police officer Curtis Reeves said the man was threatening him, and he was terrified.
    Retired Tampa police officer Curtis Reeves said the man was threatening him, and he was terrified.
  • Pasco detectives: shooting at Holiday chiropractor office could be self-defense

    Pasco detectives: shooting at Holiday chiropractor office could be self-defense

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:10:10 GMT
    The shooting happened at Dr. Lenny Linardos' chiropractic office at 1817 U.S. Highway 19.The shooting happened at Dr. Lenny Linardos' chiropractic office at 1817 U.S. Highway 19.
    Pasco County Sheriff's detectives say they are investigating Monday's shooting at a Holiday chiropractor's office as a self-defense case.
    Pasco County Sheriff's detectives say they are investigating Monday's shooting at a Holiday chiropractor's office as a self-defense case.
  • Report: explicit texts sent before Pasco chiropractor office shooting

    Report: explicit texts sent before Pasco chiropractor office shooting

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:09:47 GMT
    An incident report is shedding new light on the events leading up to a shooting at a Pasco chiropractor's office.
    An incident report is shedding new light on the events leading up to a shooting at a Pasco chiropractor's office.
  • Conflicting accounts cloud shooting involving chiropractor in Holiday

    Conflicting accounts cloud shooting involving chiropractor in Holiday

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:09:42 GMT
    The shooting happened at Dr. Lenny Linardos' chiropractic office at 1817 U.S. Highway 19.The shooting happened at Dr. Lenny Linardos' chiropractic office at 1817 U.S. Highway 19.

    There are now conflicting reports about a February 17th shooting in Holiday involving chiropractor Dr. Lenny Linardos.

    There are now conflicting reports about a February 17th shooting in Holiday involving chiropractor Dr. Lenny Linardos.


  • Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations Mar. 24-28

    Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations Mar. 24-28

    Saturday, April 5 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-04-05 11:06:49 GMT
    Multiple Tampa Bay restaurants had problems with rodents or roaches during the week of March 24-28, 2014.
    Multiple Tampa Bay restaurants had problems with rodents or roaches during the week of March 24-28, 2014.
  • New flood maps could change your flood zone, cost you money

    New flood maps could change your flood zone, cost you money

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-03-25 18:55:30 GMT
    Gina Zink's Holiday home is not currently considered to be located in a flood zone, but that is changing.
    Gina Zink's Holiday home is not currently considered to be located in a flood zone, but that is changing.
  • Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations Mar. 10-14

    Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations Mar. 10-14

    Friday, March 21 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-03-21 20:12:41 GMT
     Rodents and roaches were a common problem at some Tampa Bay restaurants the week of March 10-14, 2014. Inspectors temporarily closed two restaurants listed in our report, including the MOSI Cafe.
    Rodents and roaches were a common problem at some Tampa Bay restaurants the week of March 10-14, 2014. Inspectors temporarily closed two restaurants listed in our report, including the MOSI Cafe.

  • Pasco schools addressing bully problem; tragedies still linger

    Pasco schools addressing bully problem; tragedies still linger

    Thursday, November 14 2013 5:05 PM EST2013-11-14 22:05:16 GMT
    Zach Gray with his nephew, November 2013.Zach Gray with his nephew, November 2013.
    It's been two years since an 8 on Your Investigation exposed a disturbing lack of effort by the Pasco School District leaders to prevent bully behavior
    It's been two years since an 8 on Your Investigation exposed a disturbing lack of effort by the Pasco School District leaders to prevent bully behavior
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