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  • FHP seeks hit-and-run driver that injured Holiday family

    FHP seeks hit-and-run driver that injured Holiday family

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:31:10 GMT
    The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
    A young couple was pushing their 4-month-old son in a stroller along Chatlin Rd. in Holiday Saturday afternoon when the unthinkable happened. A Carolina-blue Crown Victoria veered off the roadway and struck 17-year-old Dakota Harwood.
    A young couple was pushing their 4-month-old son in a stroller along Chatlin Rd. in Holiday Saturday afternoon when the unthinkable happened. A Carolina-blue Crown Victoria veered off the roadway and struck 17-year-old Dakota Harwood.

  • 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 Buzz: Great Food Truck Race in Tampa? Ulele planning July opening

    Restaurant Buzz: Great Food Truck Race in Tampa? Ulele planning July opening

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:04:00 GMT
    Plans are in the works for “Ulele” to open on or around July 15. Facebook photoPlans are in the works for “Ulele” to open on or around July 15. Facebook photo
    Like food truck fare? Contestants in the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race hosted by celebrity chef Tyler Florence may or may not wind up in Tampa the weekend of June 8. Here's this week's "dish" about what's happening at Tampa Bay restaurants
    Like food truck fare? Contestants in the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race hosted by celebrity chef Tyler Florence may or may not wind up in Tampa the weekend of June 8. Here's this week's "dish" about what's happening at Tampa Bay restaurants
  • VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:56:27 GMT
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    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone
    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone
  • 'Operation Spice King' largest synthetic pot bust in Pinellas

    'Operation Spice King' largest synthetic pot bust in Pinellas

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:49:02 GMT
    The "Operation Spice King" investigation took a year to complete.The "Operation Spice King" investigation took a year to complete.
    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office worked with the DEA and the Florida State Attorney's office to arrest 10 people suspected of being involved in a synthetic marijuana ring.
    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office worked with the DEA and the Florida State Attorney's office to arrest 10 people suspected of being involved in a synthetic marijuana ring.
  • Two found dead after welfare check in Hudson

    Two found dead after welfare check in Hudson

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:44:54 GMT
    Pasco deputies are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people in Hudson found on Clark Street late Monday night.
    Pasco deputies are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people in Hudson found on Clark Street late Monday night.
  • How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:25 GMT
    A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photoA 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
  • Pit bull attack injures Land O' Lakes girl

    Pit bull attack injures Land O' Lakes girl

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:29:38 GMT
    Land O' Lakes 7-year-old Salena PosadaLand O' Lakes 7-year-old Salena Posada
    A Land O' Lakes third-grader is recovering from a vicious pit bull attack.The dog ripped into Salena Posada’s cheek, causing wounds so severe, a doctor had to put in 28 stitches.
    A Land O' Lakes third-grader is recovering from a vicious pit bull attack.The dog ripped into Salena Posada’s cheek, causing wounds so severe, a doctor had to put in 28 stitches.
  • Port Richey girl, 7, faces multiple surgeries after dog attack

    Port Richey girl, 7, faces multiple surgeries after dog attack

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:28:57 GMT
    Tank, a chocolate lab, is in a 10-day rabies quarantine at Pasco County Animal Services.Tank, a chocolate lab, is in a 10-day rabies quarantine at Pasco County Animal Services.
    A 7-year-old Port Richey girl is in fair condition at Tampa General Hospital after she was attacked by a dog.
    A 7-year-old Port Richey girl is in fair condition at Tampa General Hospital after she was attacked by a dog.
  • Freebies and deals on National Ice Cream Day, July 20, 2014

    Freebies and deals on National Ice Cream Day, July 20, 2014

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:41:56 GMT
    Carvel Facebook photoCarvel Facebook photo
    If you like ice cream, you should know that this Sunday, July 20 is National Ice Cream Day.We did some checking around and found some deals and freebies in honor of National Ice Cream Day. 
    If you like ice cream, you should know that this Sunday, July 20 is National Ice Cream Day.We did some checking around and found some deals and freebies in honor of National Ice Cream Day. 
  • Pasco man killed in one-vehicle crash in New Port Richey

    Pasco man killed in one-vehicle crash in New Port Richey

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-19 13:32:41 GMT
    The crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
    A 41-year-old New Port Richey man died Friday night from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash in Pasco County.William Moran was transported to the Medical Center of Trinity just after 7 p.m. where he passed away a short time later.
    A 41-year-old New Port Richey man died Friday night from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash in Pasco County.William Moran was transported to the Medical Center of Trinity just after 7 p.m. where he passed away a short time later.
  • Florida Surgeon General: are migrant children healthy?

    Florida Surgeon General: are migrant children healthy?

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:50:23 GMT
    As News Channel Eight told you first, last week, boys from Central America are staying at this facility in Holiday, Pasco County, and more could be on the way if the place is allowed to expand.
    As News Channel Eight told you first, last week, boys from Central America are staying at this facility in Holiday, Pasco County, and more could be on the way if the place is allowed to expand.
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 7 - 12

    Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: July 7 - 12

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:57:30 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 7 to 12, 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 7 to 12, 2014.
  • Lightning-caused fire kills 2 dogs in Holiday

    Lightning-caused fire kills 2 dogs in Holiday

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:22:47 GMT
    Photo courtsey of Scott WebsterPhoto courtsey of Scott Webster
    A Pasco home was the third to be struck by lightning Wednesday.
    A Pasco home was the third to be struck by lightning Wednesday.
  • Pasco deputies conduct active shooter exercise

    Pasco deputies conduct active shooter exercise

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:37:18 GMT
    Shane MastoShane Masto
    Pasco deputies spent the day training for a scenario they hope they never have to respond to: a gunman on a school campus.
    Pasco deputies spent the day training for a scenario they hope they never have to respond to: a gunman on a school campus.
  • Which Tampa Bay county has the highest median household income?

    Which Tampa Bay county has the highest median household income?

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:09:56 GMT
    You clock in your time to bring home a paycheck and raise a family. But, how does your household income stack up against others?
    You clock in your time to bring home a paycheck and raise a family. But, how does your household income stack up against others?
  • 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.
  • New preschool offers parents glimpse of kids' day

    New preschool offers parents glimpse of kids' day

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-07-14 12:32:49 GMT
    A new Florida day care and preschool is giving parents the chance to monitor their child throughout the day via webcams.
    A new Florida day care and preschool is giving parents the chance to monitor their child throughout the day via webcams.
  • Stray dog survives boar attack

    Stray dog survives boar attack

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:51 AM EDT2014-07-13 06:51:41 GMT
    A 10-year-old Boxer mix survives a run-in with a wild hog. Now called River, the dog is recovering tonight. She was found by a group that was horseback riding in the Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area. When they realized the extent of her injuries, they sought medical help. River had surgery on a fractured jaw Friday night. She is expected to make a full recovery.The vets at Blue Pearl Clinic and the Second Chance Boxer Rescue are seeking a foster home for the.
    A 10-year-old Boxer mix survives a run-in with a wild hog. Now called River, the dog is recovering tonight. She was found by a group that was horseback riding in the Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area. When they realized the extent of her injuries, they sought medical help. River had surgery on a fractured jaw Friday night. She is expected to make a full recovery.The vets at Blue Pearl Clinic and the Second Chance Boxer Rescue are seeking a foster home for the.
  • Body of Port Richey man reported missing in May discovered in woods

    Body of Port Richey man reported missing in May discovered in woods

    Saturday, July 12 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-12 15:57:19 GMT
    Pasco County deputies were dispatched to the scene just after 3 p.m. Friday. Pasco County deputies were dispatched to the scene just after 3 p.m. Friday.
    Remains discovered in a wooded area of New Port Richey on Friday have been tentatively identified as a 56-year-old Bay area man reported missing in May.Anthony Joseph Cucchiara left his Port Richey home on May 7th to meet with his probation officer but he never showed.
    Remains discovered in a wooded area of New Port Richey on Friday have been tentatively identified as a 56-year-old Bay area man reported missing in May.Anthony Joseph Cucchiara left his Port Richey home on May 7th to meet with his probation officer but he never showed.
  • Dog attacked by wild hog, needs help

    Dog attacked by wild hog, needs help

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-12 03:22:12 GMT
    Doctors say River was attacked by a wild hogDoctors say River was attacked by a wild hog
    Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are working Friday night to save a dog that appears to have been attacked by a wild hog.
    Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are working Friday night to save a dog that appears to have been attacked by a wild hog.
  • Human remains found in New Port Richey

    Human remains found in New Port Richey

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-12 02:23:37 GMT
    Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a death investigation Friday after human remains were found in a wooded area in New Port Richey.
    Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a death investigation Friday after human remains were found in a wooded area in New Port Richey.
  • Curtis Reeves released from jail in Pasco movie theater shooting case

    Curtis Reeves released from jail in Pasco movie theater shooting case

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:40:30 GMT
    Curtis Reves walks out of the Pasco County Jail with his family and attorneysCurtis Reves walks out of the Pasco County Jail with his family and attorneys
    Pasco movie theater shooter, Curtis Reeves, has officially been released from jail.
    Pasco movie theater shooter, Curtis Reeves, has officially been released from jail.

  • Senator Nelson weighs on on undocumented border kids shelter in Pasco County

    Senator Nelson weighs on on undocumented border kids shelter in Pasco County

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:50:31 GMT
    Florida Senator Bill Nelson told Eight on Your Side Friday that the federal government has little choice about sheltering kids who cross the Mexican border illegally, some of whom are nowending upin a federally-funded safe house in Pasco County.
    Florida Senator Bill Nelson told Eight on Your Side Friday that the federal government has little choice about sheltering kids who cross the Mexican border illegally, some of whom are nowending upin a federally-funded safe house in Pasco County.
  • Undocumented border crossing kids land in Pasco County

    Undocumented border crossing kids land in Pasco County

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-11 01:22:53 GMT
    Eight on Your side has just learned that some of the undocumented kids who've cross the Mexican border have landed in a federally-funded shelter in Pasco County operated by Gulf Coast Jewish Community Services.
    Eight on Your side has just learned that some of the undocumented kids who've cross the Mexican border have landed in a federally-funded shelter in Pasco County operated by Gulf Coast Jewish Community Services.
  • Pasco homeowner frustrated by Florida eviction laws

    Pasco homeowner frustrated by Florida eviction laws

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:20:32 GMT
    After her son passed away, Popovich asked the man to leave, but he wouldn't.Pasco County Sheriff's deputies told her that she needs to go through the legal process of eviction to have the man removed from the property.This week, Popovich returned to the home to check on two dogs that belonged to her son and found the home vacant.Inside, the home is trashed.Furniture, food, clothes, trash and dog feces are scattered on the floor.In the heat, the smell inside the home is horrific.Popovich just ...
    After her son passed away, Popovich asked the man to leave, but he wouldn't.Pasco County Sheriff's deputies told her that she needs to go through the legal process of eviction to have the man removed from the property.This week, Popovich returned to the home to check on two dogs that belonged to her son and found the home vacant.Inside, the home is trashed.Furniture, food, clothes, trash and dog feces are scattered on the floor.In the heat, the smell inside the home is horrific.Popovich just ...
  • No trial date set in Curtis Reeves case

    No trial date set in Curtis Reeves case

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:47:35 GMT
    The judge in the Curtis Reeves second degree murder case had hoped to set a trial date at a hearing today. That didn't happen.
    The judge in the Curtis Reeves second degree murder case had hoped to set a trial date at a hearing today. That didn't happen.
  • Judge to set trial date for Pasco movie shooting case

    Judge to set trial date for Pasco movie shooting case

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:40 AM EDT2014-07-09 08:40:24 GMT
    A former police captain could find out Wednesday when he will go on trial for killing a man at a movie theater.
    A former police captain could find out Wednesday when he will go on trial for killing a man at a movie theater.
  • Pasco job fair Wednesday at Land O' Lakes High School

    Pasco job fair Wednesday at Land O' Lakes High School

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:02:07 GMT
    The District School Board of Pasco County is partnering with county agencies, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, and local chambers to host a job fair from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at Land O’ Lakes High School.Representatives from the school district; sheriff’s office; Pasco County government, clerk of court, and tax collector; and the local chambers of commerce will be present to talk to job applicants.
    The District School Board of Pasco County is partnering with county agencies, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, and local chambers to host a job fair from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at Land O’ Lakes High School.Representatives from the school district; sheriff’s office; Pasco County government, clerk of court, and tax collector; and the local chambers of commerce will be present to talk to job applicants.
  • Pasco deputies locate missing girl

    Pasco deputies locate missing girl

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:05 AM EDT2014-07-08 07:05:51 GMT
    Krista Lynn Elizabeth ParrishKrista Lynn Elizabeth Parrish
    Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a missing 12-year-old girl on Monday night. Deputies tell us Krista Lynn Elizabeth Parrish left her Spring Hill home on Bowman Road at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday after arguing with her father.
    Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a missing 12-year-old girl on Monday night. Deputies tell us Krista Lynn Elizabeth Parrish left her Spring Hill home on Bowman Road at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday after arguing with her father.
  • Best, worst, 2014 entry-level salaries and jobs

    Best, worst, 2014 entry-level salaries and jobs

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:24:17 GMT
    Do you know someone who is looking for an entry-level job?
    Do you know someone who is looking for an entry-level job?
  • Wesley Chapel theater shooting suspect appeals bail ruling

    Wesley Chapel theater shooting suspect appeals bail ruling

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-07 12:49:27 GMT
    The shooting occurred at this Wesley Chapel movie theater on January 13th. The shooting occurred at this Wesley Chapel movie theater on January 13th.
    A retired Tampa police captain arrested in a fatal movie theater shooting during an argument over texting is asking an appeals court to overturn a judge's ruling denying bail and free him from jail.The Tampa Bay Times reports that a lawyer on Curtis Reeves' legal team filed the petition asking the 2nd District Court of Appeal to allow Reeves to be released until trial on second-degree murder and aggravated battery charges.
    A retired Tampa police captain arrested in a fatal movie theater shooting during an argument over texting is asking an appeals court to overturn a judge's ruling denying bail and free him from jail.The Tampa Bay Times reports that a lawyer on Curtis Reeves' legal team filed the petition asking the 2nd District Court of Appeal to allow Reeves to be released until trial on second-degree murder and aggravated battery charges.
  • Nurses who helped Pasco theater shooting victim speak out

    Nurses who helped Pasco theater shooting victim speak out

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-07 12:49:21 GMT
    Derek Friedhoff, 25, and his girlfriend, Jennie Manera, 38, helped theater shooting victim Chad Oulson.Derek Friedhoff, 25, and his girlfriend, Jennie Manera, 38, helped theater shooting victim Chad Oulson.
    Two registered nurses who rushed to help Pasco theater shooting victim Chad Oulson are telling their stories for the first time.
    Two registered nurses who rushed to help Pasco theater shooting victim Chad Oulson are telling their stories for the first time.
  • Pinellas man arrested on burglary, theft charges

    Pinellas man arrested on burglary, theft charges

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-05 15:37:54 GMT
    Mathis, 34, is facing a variety of charges. Mathis, 34, is facing a variety of charges.
    A 34-year-old Palm Harbor man is facing a variety of charges in connection with a string of burglaries in Pasco and Pinellas counties.Jeffrey Carl Mathis was taken into custody Friday night at a location along US 19. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond.
    A 34-year-old Palm Harbor man is facing a variety of charges in connection with a string of burglaries in Pasco and Pinellas counties.Jeffrey Carl Mathis was taken into custody Friday night at a location along US 19. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond.
  • Pasco homeowners want wall to block noise from I-75

    Pasco homeowners want wall to block noise from I-75

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:28:28 GMT
    The residents in the 1,500-home Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club desperately want a concrete noise wall to separate them from the noisy Interstate 75. But the state Department of Transportation insists they don't qualify tor a wall.
    The residents in the 1,500-home Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club desperately want a concrete noise wall to separate them from the noisy Interstate 75. But the state Department of Transportation insists they don't qualify tor a wall.
  • Many fireworks sold in Florida require customer signature

    Many fireworks sold in Florida require customer signature

    Thursday, July 3 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-07-03 19:25:14 GMT
    Technically, it's not legal to buy many of the fireworks sold.Technically, it's not legal to buy many of the fireworks sold.
    Technically, it's not legal in Florida to buy many of the fireworks sold.
    Technically, it's not legal in Florida to buy many of the fireworks sold.
  • Rip current risk in Tampa Bay area

    Rip current risk in Tampa Bay area

    Thursday, July 3 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-03 15:12:16 GMT
    Rip Current in Florida after Hurricane Jeanne Courtesy of Dennis Decker, WCM, NWS Melbourne, FLRip Current in Florida after Hurricane Jeanne Courtesy of Dennis Decker, WCM, NWS Melbourne, FL
    The National Weather Service is warning swimmers about a rip current risk in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties.
    The National Weather Service is warning swimmers about a rip current risk in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties.
  • Pasco sheriff: suspect who deputies shot was unarmed

    Pasco sheriff: suspect who deputies shot was unarmed

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-02 20:48:04 GMT
    Sheriff Chris Nocco says the suspect deputies shot yesterday at a tire shop was not armed.
    Sheriff Chris Nocco says the suspect deputies shot yesterday at a tire shop was not armed.
  • Tampa Bay pet owners advised to vaccinate dogs for parvovirus

    Tampa Bay pet owners advised to vaccinate dogs for parvovirus

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-02 16:39:41 GMT
    American Staffordshire Terriors are at higher risk, according to the ASPCA. Wikimedia Commons photoAmerican Staffordshire Terriors are at higher risk, according to the ASPCA. Wikimedia Commons photo
    Dog owners are being warned to vaccinate their pets for the potentially deadly parvovirus after a local Humane Society reported seeing an increase in infected pets.
    Dog owners are being warned to vaccinate their pets for the potentially deadly parvovirus after a local Humane Society reported seeing an increase in infected pets.
  • Pasco deputies shoot, kill suspect at tire store

    Pasco deputies shoot, kill suspect at tire store

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-02 02:53:07 GMT
    Deputies are investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Zephyrhills.
    Deputies are investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Zephyrhills.
  • Censorship group wants book back on Pasco reading list

    Censorship group wants book back on Pasco reading list

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-01 11:53:12 GMT
    National Coalition Against Censorship Facebook photoNational Coalition Against Censorship Facebook photo
    A national organization against censorship is asking the Pasco County school district to place "Paper Towers" by John Green back on the eighth grade summer reading list at Long Middle School.
    A national organization against censorship is asking the Pasco County school district to place "Paper Towers" by John Green back on the eighth grade summer reading list at Long Middle School.
  • Latest GM recall rattles loyal Pasco customers

    Latest GM recall rattles loyal Pasco customers

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-01 02:04:45 GMT
    News of a new recall for certain GM vehicles has a New Port Richey family reconsidering their next car purchase.
    News of a new recall for certain GM vehicles has a New Port Richey family reconsidering their next car purchase.
  • 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.
  • 4th of July gas prices highest since 2008

    4th of July gas prices highest since 2008

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-06-30 13:37:06 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    If you're planning on taking a road trip this Fourth of July, it could wind up costing you more. AAA Travel is predicting gas prices to be the highest for the Independence Day holiday since 2008.
    If you're planning on taking a road trip this Fourth of July, it could wind up costing you more. AAA Travel is predicting gas prices to be the highest for the Independence Day holiday since 2008.

  • 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 Buzz: Big changes at Panera, Glory Days Grill opens, fire at Joffrey's Coffee

    Restaurant Buzz: Big changes at Panera, Glory Days Grill opens, fire at Joffrey's Coffee

    Saturday, June 7 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-06-07 14:05:35 GMT
     Hillsborough County firefighters put out a fire in a coffee roaster at Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea. HCFR photo Hillsborough County firefighters put out a fire in a coffee roaster at Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea. HCFR 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.

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

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

    Saturday, June 7 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-06-07 13:59:28 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.
  • 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.

  • Florida residents advised to be aware of mosquito borne illnesses

    Florida residents advised to be aware of mosquito borne illnesses

    Thursday, June 5 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-06-06 00:11:44 GMT
    Three viral mosquito borne illnesses have been reported in Florida in recent weeks, and the Florida Department of Health is warning residents to take precaution.
    Three viral mosquito borne illnesses have been reported in Florida in recent weeks, and the Florida Department of Health is warning residents to take precaution.
  • 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 deer attack victim speaks

    Pasco deer attack victim speaks

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:21 PM EST2014-03-06 01:21:06 GMT
    The woman who lost an eye in a deer attack says it was her fault.
    The woman who lost an eye in a deer attack says it was her fault.
  • 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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