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Maroon 5 announces Tampa show

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Multi platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning rock band, Maroon 5, revealed details today for The Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 in support of the band's fifth studio album, V. More>>

Pinellas Park police reunite trapped ducklings with mother

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Police officers in Pinellas Park helped reunite a family of ducks on Sunday. More>>

8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | August 30-31 Video included

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Tampa Bay radio, TV personalities will dance for a cause Video included

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Business executives, radio and TV news personalities alike are slipping on their dance shoes for a popular Hands Across the Bay fundraiser called "Dancing with the Stars Tampa Bay." More>>

Parents concerned about Hillsborough school bus overcrowding Video included

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Parents are worried about the safety of children riding an overcrowded bus to Thompson Elementary School in Ruskin.Latrese Thomas reached out to 8 On Your Side after several students were taken off the bus because there wasn't enough room."Yesterday, about five kids had to get off the bus and their parents had to take them to school," said Thomas.Kids have also had issues on the way home from school. Thomas says her 7-year-old daughter Victoria Woods was dropped off at the wrong bus stop.Stev... More>>

Police helicopter catches proposal on night vision camera

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A metropolitan police helicopter found an unexpected site while searching for suspect Saturday night. More>>

Florida 9th in nation for women's equality

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In honor of Women's Equality Day on Tuesday, August 26th, WalletHub released the top states with the highest gender equality. More>>

Students now report bullying online Video included

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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. More>>

USF students learn about love

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University of South Florida students are traveling abroad to learn about love. More>>

Dog reunited with owner 8 years after being stolen

Fatcat, back at home in Arizona after being reunited with Harris after eight years. (Today.com via LaShena Harris) Fatcat, back at home in Arizona after being reunited with Harris after eight years. (Today.com via LaShena Harris)
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LaShena Harris had only left her dog, Fatcat, outside her Memphis home for a few minutes while she went to get the dog's new collar inside.
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Now grown, rescued panther moves to new home in wildlife state park

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A rescued Florida panther kitten was released into a permanent wildlife habitat Thursday morning. More>>

8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | August 23-24 Video included

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Restaurant-style lunchrooms in Polk County high schools Video included

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This year the cafeterias in all Polk County High Schools are resemble restaurants more than lunchrooms."We hope they feel like it's something different. Not just a bigger portion size when they get to high school," said Jenna Kaczmarskie, Polk County School Nutrition Coordinator.
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378 people 'pay it forward' at St. Petersburg Starbucks

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A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a St. Petersburg Starbucks.
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Tampa elementary student wears GoPro camera to document school day

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Introducing children to technology in the classroom can be a beautiful thing, but what if the technology is a GoPro camera and the class is a room full of first graders on the first day back to class? McFarlane Park Elementary in Tampa experimented with one of its students to see what happens when those two worlds collide. More>>

Dolphin Tale 2 premiere in Clearwater Video included

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium will host the premiere for the highly anticipated Dolphin Tale 2 movie on Wednesday, September 10
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Bear cub burned in wildfire gets new lease on life

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A little bear who had a traumatic few weeks after being badly burned in a Washington wildfire is feeling better now, thanks to the help of a few bear-y good people.The 2-year-old female black bear suffered third-degree burns to her paws, chest, ears and muzzle after being caught in a wildfire that swept northwestern Washington state back in late July, according to the Methow Valley News.Steve Love, who lives close to where the fires had spread, told the Methow Valley News that he saw the inju... More>>

8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | August 16-17 Video included

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Publix worker's act of kindness goes viral

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We all love to see good news, and perhaps that's why this Florida Publix worker's simple act of kindness is going viral. More>>

Clearwater yoga studio joins challenge for a good cause

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Millions of people all over the country are taking part in the ALS Yoga Challenge, and that includes fitness enthusiasts right here in Tampa Bay area. More>>

Fla. students required to take online class to graduate Video included

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The Digital Learning Act requires students to take an online course to graduate. Nearly 30% of rising seniors have not met this requirement.
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Horses for Lex: Sick girl who loves to ride is in for the ultimate surprise

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Alexus Lasiter is only 7, but she already has two big loves in life: horses and getting mail. Now, the little girl battling big health problems is in for a huge surprise, thanks to kind strangers moved by a mother's simple request. More>>

Back to School Tampa Bay: Saving on pens and pencils

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Pens and pencils are necessities that are found on back to school shopping lists for children of all ages. You will find the best sales on all school supplies (including writing utensils) this time of the year. If you find an awesome sale, stock up on enough of that item to last you the entire school year. More>>

Clearwater aquarium helps dolphin untangle from fishing line

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium was part of a collaborative effort to disentangle a dolphin calf that was caught in fishing line.
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Back to School Tampa Bay: Backpack Savings

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With school starting soon, most parents have started back to school shopping. Back to school sales have been in full force for the past month. But they are still going on! With the great sales, you shouldn't have to pay full price for anything on your back to school list. To avoid paying full price, shop the sales and utilize coupons if they are available. More>>

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    Sign-up to be an 8's Army volunteer

    An 8's Army volunteer fields questions from Tampa Bay area individuals in need of assistance. An 8's Army volunteer fields questions from Tampa Bay area individuals in need of assistance.
    Learn about how you can become an 8's Army volunteer, staffing the 8 On Your Side Help line and offering direction to commonly asked consumer questions.
    Learn about how you can become an 8's Army volunteer, staffing the 8 On Your Side Help line and offering direction to commonly asked consumer questions.
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  • WFLA to broadcast All Children’s Hospital Telethon

    WFLA to broadcast All Children’s Hospital Telethon

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-05-28 18:25:10 GMT
    WFLA-TV will broadcast this year’s 31st Annual All Children’s Hospital Telethon live from the hospital on Sunday, June 1. The live 11 ½ hour Telethon broadcast, complete with heartwarming stories, will air from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
    WFLA-TV will broadcast this year’s 31st Annual All Children’s Hospital Telethon live from the hospital on Sunday, June 1. The live 11 ½ hour Telethon broadcast, complete with heartwarming stories, will air from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
  • News Channel 8 Anchor Rod Carter honored at blue tie affair

    News Channel 8 Anchor Rod Carter honored at blue tie affair

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:00:25 GMT
    Gayle Guyardo, Rod Carter, Leigh Spann (Left to Right) at the Gamma Eta Signma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma's "Blue Tie Affair"Gayle Guyardo, Rod Carter, Leigh Spann (Left to Right) at the Gamma Eta Signma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma's "Blue Tie Affair"
    WFLA News Channel 8 anchor Rod Carter was honored this past Saturday at the Gamma Eta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s “Blue Tie Affair.” The event was held at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore and celebrated the chapter’s centennial (1914-2014), which recognized the fraternity’s “unsung heroes” within the Tampa Bay community.Carter received the Alfred E. Dixon, Sr. Community Service Award in recognition of his dedication and contributions given to the Blue Tie Affair itself, whi...
    WFLA News Channel 8 anchor Rod Carter was honored this past Saturday at the Gamma Eta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s “Blue Tie Affair.” The event was held at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore and celebrated the chapter’s centennial (1914-2014), which recognized the fraternity’s “unsung heroes” within the Tampa Bay community.Carter received the Alfred E. Dixon, Sr. Community Service Award in recognition of his dedication and contributions given to the Blue Tie Affair itself, whi...
  • WFLA supports UWSC’s Art of Giving

    WFLA supports UWSC’s Art of Giving

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-03-24 22:21:49 GMT
    United Way Suncoast’s 10th annual Art of Giving will be held on April 4th at the Peter O. Knight Airport. Tim Gunn, fashion consultant and television personality, returns to the event for his second time to raise funds and awareness to the United Way Suncoast’s Early Literacy Initiative (ELI).
    United Way Suncoast’s 10th annual Art of Giving will be held on April 4th at the Peter O. Knight Airport. Tim Gunn, fashion consultant and television personality, returns to the event for his second time to raise funds and awareness to the United Way Suncoast’s Early Literacy Initiative (ELI).
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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-03-24 22:13:46 GMT
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is a non profit organization that provide a mentor for children facing adversity. The one-to-one relationships between adult volunteers and children are focused on making a positive difference in the child’s life.Volunteers must live or work in Hillsborough, Polk, or Pasco County.If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application or email shaun.mccants@bbbsfl.org for more information.
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is a non profit organization that provide a mentor for children facing adversity. The one-to-one relationships between adult volunteers and children are focused on making a positive difference in the child’s life.Volunteers must live or work in Hillsborough, Polk, or Pasco County.If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application or email shaun.mccants@bbbsfl.org for more information.
  • Pinellas charity needs clothing donations for kids

    Pinellas charity needs clothing donations for kids

    Thursday, May 15 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-05-15 21:08:50 GMT
    What do you do with clothing that your kids outgrow? You might want to consider donating it. A local charity that supplies clothing to low income children is in dire need of donations. 
    What do you do with clothing that your kids outgrow? You might want to consider donating it. A local charity that supplies clothing to low income children is in dire need of donations. 
  • 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.
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  • Tampa teen becomes 'shoe giver' to needy kids

    Tampa teen becomes 'shoe giver' to needy kids

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:01:28 GMT
    Jacob Rice founded Shoe Giver of Tampa (Photo: Metropolitan Ministries)Jacob Rice founded Shoe Giver of Tampa (Photo: Metropolitan Ministries)
    A college-bound teen has made it his mission to get shoes to kids in need.
    A college-bound teen has made it his mission to get shoes to kids in need.
  • Glazer Family Foundation provides glasses to school kids

    Glazer Family Foundation provides glasses to school kids

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-06 19:28:54 GMT
    Dr William Maher examines a students' vision so she can get the correct glasses for free through a program sponsored by the Glazer Family Foundation. Dr William Maher examines a students' vision so she can get the correct glasses for free through a program sponsored by the Glazer Family Foundation.
    Dozens of Woodlawn Elementary School students in St. Petersburg will soon see the world a little more clearly thanks to the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Program.
    Dozens of Woodlawn Elementary School students in St. Petersburg will soon see the world a little more clearly thanks to the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Program.
  • Pinellas charity needs clothing donations for kids

    Pinellas charity needs clothing donations for kids

    Thursday, May 15 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-05-15 21:08:50 GMT
    What do you do with clothing that your kids outgrow? You might want to consider donating it. A local charity that supplies clothing to low income children is in dire need of donations. 
    What do you do with clothing that your kids outgrow? You might want to consider donating it. A local charity that supplies clothing to low income children is in dire need of donations. 
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  • First photos of Zoo Miami's newest lion cubs

    First photos of Zoo Miami's newest lion cubs

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:17:03 GMT
    Zoo Miami’s latest litter of lion cubs has been in seclusion with their mother since their birth on March 6th. The majority of visual opportunities with these cubs have been through a closed circuit camera that allows the staff to observe the mother and cubs without disturbing them. Just recently, zoo staff was able to temporarily separate the mother from her cubs to enable a closer examination. Senior Carnivore Keeper Ivy Brower was able to capture some wonderful images of the newest cubs wh...
    Zoo Miami’s latest litter of lion cubs has been in seclusion with their mother since their birth on March 6th. The majority of visual opportunities with these cubs have been through a closed circuit camera that allows the staff to observe the mother and cubs without disturbing them. Just recently, zoo staff was able to temporarily separate the mother from her cubs to enable a closer examination. Senior Carnivore Keeper Ivy Brower was able to capture some wonderful images of the newest cubs wh...
  • Pinellas Park police reunite trapped ducklings with mother

    Pinellas Park police reunite trapped ducklings with mother

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:15:46 GMT
    Photo courtesy Facebook/Pinellas Park Police DepartmentPhoto courtesy Facebook/Pinellas Park Police Department
    Police officers in Pinellas Park helped reunite a family of ducks on Sunday.
    Police officers in Pinellas Park helped reunite a family of ducks on Sunday.
  • Police helicopter catches proposal on night vision camera

    Police helicopter catches proposal on night vision camera

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:35:48 GMT
    Photo courtesy MSP Helicopters TwitterPhoto courtesy MSP Helicopters Twitter
    A metropolitan police helicopter found an unexpected site while searching for suspect Saturday night.
    A metropolitan police helicopter found an unexpected site while searching for suspect Saturday night.
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  • Parents concerned about Hillsborough school bus overcrowding

    Parents concerned about Hillsborough school bus overcrowding

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:29:01 GMT
    Parents are worried about the safety of children riding an overcrowded bus to Thompson Elementary School in Ruskin.Latrese Thomas reached out to 8 On Your Side after several students were taken off the bus because there wasn't enough room."Yesterday, about five kids had to get off the bus and their parents had to take them to school," said Thomas.Kids have also had issues on the way home from school. Thomas says her 7-year-old daughter Victoria Woods was dropped off at the wrong bus stop.Stev...
    Parents are worried about the safety of children riding an overcrowded bus to Thompson Elementary School in Ruskin.Latrese Thomas reached out to 8 On Your Side after several students were taken off the bus because there wasn't enough room."Yesterday, about five kids had to get off the bus and their parents had to take them to school," said Thomas.Kids have also had issues on the way home from school. Thomas says her 7-year-old daughter Victoria Woods was dropped off at the wrong bus stop.Stev...
  • 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.
  • USF students learn about love

    USF students learn about love

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:08:51 GMT
    University of South Florida students are traveling abroad to learn about love.
    University of South Florida students are traveling abroad to learn about love.
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