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  • Bradenton man accused of impregnating 12-year-old girl

    Bradenton man accused of impregnating 12-year-old girl

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:31:02 GMT
    Zachrey McDowell is charged with lewd & lascivious battery. Manatee Co. Jail booking photoZachrey McDowell is charged with lewd & lascivious battery. Manatee Co. Jail booking photo
    A 30-year-old Bradenton man was arrested after investigators say he met a 12-year-old girl on Facebook and got her pregnant.
    A 30-year-old Bradenton man was arrested after investigators say he met a 12-year-old girl on Facebook and got her pregnant.
  • 4 - 5,000 attend Snooty's 66th birthday bash

    4 - 5,000 attend Snooty's 66th birthday bash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:03:55 GMT
    Snooty’s 66th birthday “cake”  was made from cabbage, strawberries, pineapple, sweet potatoes and beets. South Florida Museum photoSnooty’s 66th birthday “cake” was made from cabbage, strawberries, pineapple, sweet potatoes and beets. South Florida Museum photo
    Imagine 4,000 people coming to your birthday party. That's about how many people showed up to celebrate the 66th birthday of Tampa Bay's beloved Snooty the manatee. 
    Imagine 4,000 people coming to your birthday party. That's about how many people showed up to celebrate the 66th birthday of Tampa Bay's beloved Snooty the manatee. 
  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
  • FOUND: Bradenton girl after argument with dad

    FOUND: Bradenton girl after argument with dad

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:27:44 GMT
    Bianca Unique Agustdottir, 11, had a fight with her dad at the apartment on 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton Monday evening, and disappeared for hours.
    Bianca Unique Agustdottir, 11, had a fight with her dad at the apartment on 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton Monday evening, and disappeared for hours.
  • 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?
  • 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. 
  • Bradenton's favorite manatee 'Snooty' celebrates 66th birthday

    Bradenton's favorite manatee 'Snooty' celebrates 66th birthday

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:47:07 GMT
    Snooty celebrated his 66th birthday in Bradenton on Saturday. Snooty celebrated his 66th birthday in Bradenton on Saturday.
    The manatee that's believed to be the oldest in captivity in the world is marking another birthday.Hundreds of people gathered at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton on Saturday to celebrate Snooty's 66th birthday.
    The manatee that's believed to be the oldest in captivity in the world is marking another birthday.Hundreds of people gathered at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton on Saturday to celebrate Snooty's 66th birthday.
  • Two men seriously injured in DUI crash in Manatee County

    Two men seriously injured in DUI crash in Manatee County

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:21:48 GMT
    Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash just before 10 p.m. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash just before 10 p.m.
    A 46-year-old Bradenton man is facing a variety of charges for triggering a multi-vehicle crash on State Road 70 in Manatee County Saturday night.Two pedestrians suffered serious injuries in the collision. William D. Stover, a 64-year-old Sarasota man, and Trevin N. Scott, a 25-year-old Sarasota resident, were transported to Blake Medical Center where both men are listed in critical condition.
    A 46-year-old Bradenton man is facing a variety of charges for triggering a multi-vehicle crash on State Road 70 in Manatee County Saturday night.Two pedestrians suffered serious injuries in the collision. William D. Stover, a 64-year-old Sarasota man, and Trevin N. Scott, a 25-year-old Sarasota resident, were transported to Blake Medical Center where both men are listed in critical condition.
  • Bradenton man arrested following standoff with police

    Bradenton man arrested following standoff with police

    Saturday, July 19 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-07-19 12:33:47 GMT
    Blakey, 27, has been arrested twice by BPD since June 1st. Blakey, 27, has been arrested twice by BPD since June 1st.
    A 27-year-old Bay area man is behind bars facing a variety of charges following a standoff with police.Michael E. Blakey was booked into the Manatee County Jail early Saturday morning on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
    A 27-year-old Bay area man is behind bars facing a variety of charges following a standoff with police.Michael E. Blakey was booked into the Manatee County Jail early Saturday morning on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
  • 2nd case of chikungunya confirmed in Manatee County

    2nd case of chikungunya confirmed in Manatee County

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:06:46 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County Friday confirmed a second case of Chikungunya Fever
    The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County Friday confirmed a second case of Chikungunya Fever
  • Man caught in affair at nude beach a suspect in wife's death

    Man caught in affair at nude beach a suspect in wife's death

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:23:18 GMT
    The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says a woman has died after a domestic dispute occurred with her husband, who is now a suspect in her death.
    The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says a woman has died after a domestic dispute occurred with her husband, who is now a suspect in her death.
  • 66th birthday party planned for 'Snooty' the manatee

    66th birthday party planned for 'Snooty' the manatee

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:22:14 GMT
    Tampa Bay's most-beloved manatee "Snooty" is having a 66th birthday bash and you're invited. South Florida Museum photoTampa Bay's most-beloved manatee "Snooty" is having a 66th birthday bash and you're invited. South Florida Museum photo
    Tampa Bay's most-beloved manatee "Snooty" is having a 66th birthday bash and you're invited.
    Tampa Bay's most-beloved manatee "Snooty" is having a 66th birthday bash and you're invited.
  • Former Manatee Co. deputy arrested in Alaska now faces weapon charges

    Former Manatee Co. deputy arrested in Alaska now faces weapon charges

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:57:59 GMT
    May was arrested June 20 at a location in Eagle River, Alaska.May was arrested June 20 at a location in Eagle River, Alaska.
    The former Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy who was captured in Alaska after 23 years on the run from sexual battery charges in Florida now faces federal weapon charges according to the U.S. Attorney.
    The former Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy who was captured in Alaska after 23 years on the run from sexual battery charges in Florida now faces federal weapon charges according to the U.S. Attorney.
  • Manatee employees will NOT have to give back their raises

    Manatee employees will NOT have to give back their raises

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:41:50 GMT
    Manatee County Administrator Ed HunzekerManatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker
    After 8 On your Side broke the story, Manatee County employees will not have to give their raises back to the county.WFLA-TVreported that a number of county employees received raises after completing training programs.
    After 8 On your Side broke the story, Manatee County employees will not have to give their raises back to the county.WFLA-TVreported that a number of county employees received raises after completing training programs.
  • 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?
  • Bradenton man dies following skirmish with girlfriend's husband

    Bradenton man dies following skirmish with girlfriend's husband

    Sunday, July 13 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-07-13 13:01:41 GMT
    Romine, 43, was booked into the Manatee County Jail. Romine, 43, was booked into the Manatee County Jail.
    A 61-year-old Bay area man collapsed and died early Saturday following a scuffle with his new girlfriend’s husband.The fatal incident occurred just after 2 a.m. at a residence at the Royal Garden Estates Mobile Home Park on Cortez Rd. West.
    A 61-year-old Bay area man collapsed and died early Saturday following a scuffle with his new girlfriend’s husband.The fatal incident occurred just after 2 a.m. at a residence at the Royal Garden Estates Mobile Home Park on Cortez Rd. West.
  • Bradenton shooting victim dies

    Bradenton shooting victim dies

    Sunday, July 13 2014 2:28 AM EDT2014-07-13 06:28:15 GMT
    Bradenton police officers found a shooting victim unresponsive Saturday evening in front of a home in the 600 block of 25th Avenue West. The man, who identity has not been release, died later from his injuries at a local hospital, the Bradenton Police Department said in a news release. Police officers responded to a report of a shooting call on 25th Avenue West shortly after 6 p.m. When they arrive, officer found an adult white male victim.The officers provided emergency care until paramedic...
    Bradenton police officers found a shooting victim unresponsive Saturday evening in front of a home in the 600 block of 25th Avenue West. The man, who identity has not been release, died later from his injuries at a local hospital, the Bradenton Police Department said in a news release. Police officers responded to a report of a shooting call on 25th Avenue West shortly after 6 p.m. When they arrive, officer found an adult white male victim.The officers provided emergency care until paramedic...
  • Felon arrested in Bradenton after attempting to flee from deputy

    Felon arrested in Bradenton after attempting to flee from deputy

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-07-12 13:21:08 GMT
    Kukwa, 28, was booked into the Manatee County Jail early Saturday morning. Kukwa, 28, was booked into the Manatee County Jail early Saturday morning.
    A convicted felon already on probation for a prior conviction was arrested Friday night in Bradenton.A Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy had to deploy his taser twice before Benjamin Allen Kukwa would comply.
    A convicted felon already on probation for a prior conviction was arrested Friday night in Bradenton.A Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy had to deploy his taser twice before Benjamin Allen Kukwa would comply.
  • Manatee firefighters shake it up with video

    Manatee firefighters shake it up with video

    Thursday, July 10 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-07-10 16:25:31 GMT
    SMFR crews aren't afraid to shake it upSMFR crews aren't afraid to shake it up
    Firefighters with Southern Manatee Fire Rescue submitted a video for a TV contest showing off their great physical shape and a few dance moves.
    ?Firefighters with Southern Manatee Fire Rescue submitted a video for a TV contest showing off their great physical shape and a few dance moves.
  • Manatee Co. employees given raise, then told to give it back

    Manatee Co. employees given raise, then told to give it back

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:40:56 GMT
    A group of Manatee County workers received a well-deserved raise, only to have it taken away! They were told the county made a mistake.
    A group of Manatee County workers received a well-deserved raise, only to have it taken away! They were told the county made a mistake.
  • Highest and Lowest Salaries: Sarasota, Bradenton, North Port

    Highest and Lowest Salaries: Sarasota, Bradenton, North Port

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:24:41 GMT
    Sarasota. Wikimedia photoSarasota. Wikimedia photo
    We were curious to find out what the high and low salaries are in the Tampa Bay area.
    We were curious to find out what the high and low salaries are in the Tampa Bay area.
  • 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?
  • Fatal pedestrian crash in Bradenton

    Fatal pedestrian crash in Bradenton

    Saturday, July 5 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-07-05 12:41:55 GMT
    The crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
    A 55-year-old Bradenton man was killed early Saturday after he was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross US 41 in Manatee County.The incident occurred just after midnight at the intersection of 55th Ave. West. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.
    A 55-year-old Bradenton man was killed early Saturday after he was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross US 41 in Manatee County.The incident occurred just after midnight at the intersection of 55th Ave. West. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Manatee deputies shoot, kill pit bull

    Manatee deputies shoot, kill pit bull

    Friday, July 4 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-04 16:23:03 GMT
    Manatee County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a pit bull in a Bradenton neighborhood on Friday morning.
    Manatee County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a pit bull in a Bradenton neighborhood on Friday morning.
  • Bradenton cop arrested in prostitution sting

    Bradenton cop arrested in prostitution sting

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:12:44 GMT
    Trenton MooreTrenton Moore
    A Bradenton Police officer found himself on the other side of the law when he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute. Now he's out of a job.
    A Bradenton Police officer found himself on the other side of the law when he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute. Now he's out of a job.
  • 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.
  • 17 arrested in Manatee internet prostitution sting

    17 arrested in Manatee internet prostitution sting

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:13:03 GMT
    Undercover Manatee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 17 people during a recent internet prostitution sting.Detectives posed as prostitutes and johns and engaged in online conversation with potential suspects.
    Undercover Manatee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 17 people during a recent internet prostitution sting.Detectives posed as prostitutes and johns and engaged in online conversation with potential suspects.
  • 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.
  • Brush fire on Hillsborough-Manatee line ties up I-75 traffic

    Brush fire on Hillsborough-Manatee line ties up I-75 traffic

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-07-02 01:47:02 GMT
    A 50-acre brush fire shut down Interstate 75 Tuesday afternoon near the Hillsborough-Manatee County line.
    A 50-acre brush fire shut down Interstate 75 Tuesday afternoon near the Hillsborough-Manatee County line.
  • Suspended Manatee school administrator fighting for job

    Suspended Manatee school administrator fighting for job

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-01 20:19:09 GMT
    Robert Gagnon addresses the media TuesdayRobert Gagnon addresses the media Tuesday

    A former Manatee county school administrator is fighting to get his job back after he was suspended for allegedly failing to report child abuse. He was later acquitted.

    A former Manatee county school administrator is fighting to get his job back after he was suspended for allegedly failing to report child abuse. He was later acquitted.


  • Judge rules Manatee High principal should get job back

    Judge rules Manatee High principal should get job back

    Monday, June 30 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-07-01 00:54:30 GMT
    A judge ruled Monday that former Manatee High School principal and assistant superintendent Robert Gagnon should get his job back.
    A judge ruled Monday that former Manatee High School principal and assistant superintendent Robert Gagnon should get his job back.
  • Anna Maria Island now using beach warning flags

    Anna Maria Island now using beach warning flags

    Monday, June 30 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-07-01 00:08:58 GMT
    Starting this week, island officials are going to start warning beachgoers about conditions before they hit the sand.  
    Starting this week, island officials are going to start warning beachgoers about conditions before they hit the sand.  
  • Pay attention to surf conditions at Bay area beaches

    Pay attention to surf conditions at Bay area beaches

    Monday, June 30 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-01 00:04:53 GMT
    Understanding the beach warning flags will help to keep you and your family safe as you enjoy the waters.
    Understanding the beach warning flags will help to keep you and your family safe as you enjoy the waters.
  • 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.

  • Bay Area football coaches learn about concussion safety

    Bay Area football coaches learn about concussion safety

    Saturday, June 28 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-06-28 18:57:22 GMT
    The Heads Up football clinic was conducted in Bradenton on Saturday. The Heads Up football clinic was conducted in Bradenton on Saturday.
    Football players pride themselves on staying tough, rubbing some dirt in it, and getting back in the game. Now experts say "playing hurt" can really cost you. The rate of concussions in U.S. high school athletes more than doubled between 2005 and 2012, new research shows.
    Football players pride themselves on staying tough, rubbing some dirt in it, and getting back in the game. Now experts say "playing hurt" can really cost you. The rate of concussions in U.S. high school athletes more than doubled between 2005 and 2012, new research shows.
  • Closing arguments to begin in Stoddard murder trial

    Closing arguments to begin in Stoddard murder trial

    Friday, June 27 2014 4:45 AM EDT2014-06-27 08:45:38 GMT
    Misty Stoddard (left) and Melissa.Misty Stoddard (left) and Melissa.
    A Sarasota step-mother could find out Friday if she will spend the rest of her life in prison for murdering 11-year-old Melissa Stoddard.
    A Sarasota step-mother could find out Friday if she will spend the rest of her life in prison for murdering 11-year-old Melissa Stoddard.
  • Manateee dad accused of getting 2 daughters help steal rebar

    Manateee dad accused of getting 2 daughters help steal rebar

    Friday, June 27 2014 4:35 AM EDT2014-06-27 08:35:57 GMT
    A man and a woman got two little girls help them steal rebar and wiring Thursday evening, Manatee Sheriff's deputies said.
    A man and a woman got two little girls help them steal rebar and wiring Thursday evening, Manatee Sheriff's deputies said.
  • Bradenton sports academy trained World Cup team players

    Bradenton sports academy trained World Cup team players

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:22:35 GMT
    Seven players on the national team are former graduates from the academy.
    Seven players on the national team are former graduates from the academy.
  • Manatee resident diagnosed with Chikungunya Fever

    Manatee resident diagnosed with Chikungunya Fever

    Thursday, June 26 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-06-26 19:31:13 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    Manatee County health officials announced on Thursday that a person who had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic tested positive for Chikungunya Fever.
    Manatee County health officials announced on Thursday that a person who had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic tested positive for Chikungunya Fever.

  • 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.

  • Seeking rightful owner: Wedding band found off Manatee beach

    Seeking rightful owner: Wedding band found off Manatee beach

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-06-03 21:08:07 GMT
    Coquina Beach (Photo: mymanatee.org)Coquina Beach (Photo: mymanatee.org)
    If you, or your husband, recently lost a wedding band off Coquina Beach, there's a chance it may have been found.
    If you, or your husband, recently lost a wedding band off Coquina Beach, there's a chance it may have been found.
  • More chronic pain patients say they're denied medication

    More chronic pain patients say they're denied medication

    Friday, May 16 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-05-16 21:25:06 GMT
    An 8 On Your Side investigation into why legitimate patients can't get their mediation led dozens of other patients to step forward.
    An 8 On Your Side investigation into why legitimate patients can't get their mediation led dozens of other patients to step forward.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 5 Tampa Bay restaurants honored for perfect inspections

    5 Tampa Bay restaurants honored for perfect inspections

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:54:17 GMT
    Five Tampa Bay restaurants are receiving kudos from the state for not having any safety or sanitation violations during recent inspections.
    Five Tampa Bay restaurants are receiving kudos from the state for not having any safety or sanitation violations during recent inspections.
  • 15 Tampa Bay restaurants honored for perfect inspections

    15 Tampa Bay restaurants honored for perfect inspections

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:25:38 GMT

    15 Tampa Bay restaurants are receiving kudos from the state for not having any safety or sanitation violations during recent inspections.

    15 Tampa Bay restaurants are receiving kudos from the state for not having any safety or sanitation violations during recent inspections.


  • 5 Tampa Bay restaurants honored for perfect inspections

    5 Tampa Bay restaurants honored for perfect inspections

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-03-25 17:41:12 GMT
    Five Tampa Bay restaurants are receiving kudos from the state for not having any safety or sanitation violations during recent inspections.
    Five Tampa Bay restaurants are receiving kudos from the state for not having any safety or sanitation violations during recent inspections.
  • Manatee, Polk restaurants recognized for perfect inspections

    Manatee, Polk restaurants recognized for perfect inspections

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-03-18 22:23:25 GMT
    Two Tampa Bay restaurants are receiving kudos from the state for not having any safety or sanitation violations during recent inspections.
    Two Tampa Bay restaurants are receiving kudos from the state for not having any safety or sanitation violations during recent inspections.
  • Willowbrook residents in Bradenton displeased with KB Home repairs

    Willowbrook residents in Bradenton displeased with KB Home repairs

    Thursday, March 6 2014 5:00 PM EST2014-03-06 22:00:23 GMT
    Jennifer Montecalvo lives in a construction zone at the Willowbrook condos in Bradenton. Plastic covers her walls and windows. She feels she has little privacy and says the noise makes it impossible to concentrate inside her home. But it's the dust she's breathing in daily that really worries her.
    Jennifer Montecalvo lives in a construction zone at the Willowbrook condos in Bradenton. Plastic covers her walls and windows. She feels she has little privacy and says the noise makes it impossible to concentrate inside her home. But it's the dust she's breathing in daily that really worries her.
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