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  • Haircuts for the Homeless

    Haircuts for the Homeless

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:38:55 GMT
    On his days off, stylist Mark Bustos gives free haircuts to the homeless of New York City. Here are some of the transformations.
    On his days off, stylist Mark Bustos gives free haircuts to the homeless of New York City. Here are some of the transformations.
  • 59 Arrested By Greenville Police In Latest Prostitution Sting

    59 Arrested By Greenville Police In Latest Prostitution Sting

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:30:28 GMT
    Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.
    Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.
  • VIDEO: Grouper snatches shark in one bite

    VIDEO: Grouper snatches shark in one bite

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:44:27 GMT
    Clip of video from YouTubeClip of video from YouTube
    One bite: that's all it apparently took for a grouper to eat a 4-foot shark in a video posted to YouTube, according to user Gimbb14.
    One bite: that's all it apparently took for a grouper to eat a 4-foot shark in a video posted to YouTube, according to user Gimbb14.
  • Complaints of sexual activity in parks lead to 2 arrests in Lakeland

    Complaints of sexual activity in parks lead to 2 arrests in Lakeland

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:37:46 GMT
    Left to right: Hazelton Crawn, 62, and Jose Javier Martinez, 54, were arrested. Jail booking photosLeft to right: Hazelton Crawn, 62, and Jose Javier Martinez, 54, were arrested. Jail booking photos
    Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is warning people not to have sex in parks.  The warning came after the sheriff's office received complaints. The sheriff's office sent undercover detectives to Lakeland's Saddle Creek Park, they wound up arresting two men.
    Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is warning people not to have sex in parks.  The warning came after the sheriff's office received complaints. The sheriff's office sent undercover detectives to Lakeland's Saddle Creek Park, they wound up arresting two men.

  • Family thanks car seat company for saving son's life

    Family thanks car seat company for saving son's life

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:16:24 GMT
    Mason Carney, now three, received a new state-of-the-art car seat from Britax after his family thanked and credited the company for saving the toddler's life after a violent crash earlier this year.
    Mason Carney, now three, received a new state-of-the-art car seat from Britax after his family thanked and credited the company for saving the toddler's life after a violent crash earlier this year.
  • Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

    Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:47:33 GMT
    In this Aug. 2, 2014 photo, Maria Torero, plays with a group of 175 cats with leukemia in her home in Lima, Peru. Torero says caring for cats with feline leukemia is her responsibility. Anybody else can care for healthy animals. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)In this Aug. 2, 2014 photo, Maria Torero, plays with a group of 175 cats with leukemia in her home in Lima, Peru. Torero says caring for cats with feline leukemia is her responsibility. Anybody else can care for healthy animals. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
    At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats - 175 of them at last count.
    At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats - 175 of them at last count.
  • Child porn found on Plant City church computer, youth group volunteer arrested

    Child porn found on Plant City church computer, youth group volunteer arrested

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:48:24 GMT
    Jay Howell Bloodworth, 28, was charged with 2 counts of possession of child pornography. Polk Co Jail booking photoJay Howell Bloodworth, 28, was charged with 2 counts of possession of child pornography. Polk Co Jail booking photo
    A Plant City church youth group volunteer is charged with possession of child pornography after church staff told police they discovered images of child pornography on a church computer.Polk County Sheriff's Office Computer Crimes detectives on Wednesday arrested Jay Howell Bloodworth, 28, of Lakeland in connection with the crime.Detectives say Bloodworth is an active member of the Church on the Rock and is a volunteer with the youth group which includes 30 to 40 juveniles under the age of 18...
    A Plant City church youth group volunteer is charged with possession of child pornography after church staff told police they discovered images of child pornography on a church computer.Polk County Sheriff's Office Computer Crimes detectives on Wednesday arrested Jay Howell Bloodworth, 28, of Lakeland in connection with the crime.Detectives say Bloodworth is an active member of the Church on the Rock and is a volunteer with the youth group which includes 30 to 40 juveniles under the age of 18...
  • Rappin' Xmas Jammies' family back with new video 'Baby Got Class'

    Rappin' Xmas Jammies' family back with new video 'Baby Got Class'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:31:01 GMT
    Image courtesy: www.youtube.com/TheHoldernessFamilyImage courtesy: www.youtube.com/TheHoldernessFamily
    A jammin' North Carolina family who made a Christmas video that went viral last year is at it again. The Holderness family's clever XMAS JAMMIES song featured the pajama-clad family rapping a video version of a yearly Christmas letter.
    A jammin' North Carolina family who made a Christmas video that went viral last year is at it again. The Holderness family's clever XMAS JAMMIES song featured the pajama-clad family rapping a video version of a yearly Christmas letter.
  • Now grown, rescued panther moves to new home in wildlife state park

    Now grown, rescued panther moves to new home in wildlife state park

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:08:41 GMT
    Photos of Yuma (FWC)Photos of Yuma (FWC)
    A rescued Florida panther kitten was released into a permanent wildlife habitat Thursday morning.
    A rescued Florida panther kitten was released into a permanent wildlife habitat Thursday morning.
  • Cat dies after sitting on chair with huge wasp nest in Winter Haven

    Cat dies after sitting on chair with huge wasp nest in Winter Haven

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:18:13 GMT
    Wasps built a massive nest on a chair outside a Winter Haven home. Tony Smarte photoWasps built a massive nest on a chair outside a Winter Haven home. Tony Smarte photo
    A Winter Haven homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm. A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets.
    A Winter Haven homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm. A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets.
  • WFLA Mobile Apps - Stay connected on the go

    WFLA Mobile Apps - Stay connected on the go

    WFLA News and Weather apps are the perfect apps to keeping you connected on the go with all things Tampa Bay. Don't miss breaking news alerts, severe weather alerts and more from around Tampa Bay.
    WFLA News and Weather apps are the perfect apps to keeping you connected on the go with all things Tampa Bay. Don't miss breaking news alerts, severe weather alerts and more from around Tampa Bay.
  • Ocala dad leaves kids in car to drink, gets beat up by bar patrons, say police

    Ocala dad leaves kids in car to drink, gets beat up by bar patrons, say police

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:04:44 GMT
     Joshua Delong, 28, was charged with three counts of child neglect. Ocala Co. Jail booking photo Joshua Delong, 28, was charged with three counts of child neglect. Ocala Co. Jail booking photo
    An Ocala man is accused of leaving his three children in a car while he drank beer at a bar, according to the Ocala Police Department.
    An Ocala man is accused of leaving his three children in a car while he drank beer at a bar, according to the Ocala Police Department.
  • Myrtle Beach woman beat up man after he 'passed gas' in her face, police say

    Myrtle Beach woman beat up man after he 'passed gas' in her face, police say

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:26:05 GMT
    A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman’s face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. The incident happened on Monday night around 7:45 pm at a house in the 900
    A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman’s face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. The incident happened on Monday night around 7:45 pm at a house in the 900
  • Man killed outside Tampa club in early morning shooting

    Man killed outside Tampa club in early morning shooting

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:34:49 GMT
    Shooting scene at Whiting and Jefferson in downtown TampaShooting scene at Whiting and Jefferson in downtown Tampa
    A man was shot and killed outside Club Underground in downtown Tampa early Thursday morning, Tampa Police say.
    A man was shot and killed outside Club Underground in downtown Tampa early Thursday morning, Tampa Police say.
  • TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

    TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:48:17 GMT
    Jason TurkJason Turk
    An 8 On Your Side investigation into police shooting and the lack of Crisis Intervention Team training at the Tampa police department is not sitting well with T.P.D.Police spokesperson Laura McElroy sent an email to News Channel 8 management with the subject line labeled, "The Rest of the Story
    An 8 On Your Side investigation into police shooting and the lack of Crisis Intervention Team training at the Tampa police department is not sitting well with T.P.D.Police spokesperson Laura McElroy sent an email to News Channel 8 management with the subject line labeled, "The Rest of the Story
  • Student reportedly suspended for saying 'bless you'

    Student reportedly suspended for saying 'bless you'

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:47:09 GMT
    The teacher allegedly has a list of words that students may not use in the classroom. (Photo: WMC)The teacher allegedly has a list of words that students may not use in the classroom. (Photo: WMC)
    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.
    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.
  • 378 people 'pay it forward' at St. Petersburg Starbucks

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

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:43:23 GMT
    A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a St. Petersburg Starbucks.
    A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a St. Petersburg Starbucks.
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    Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.
    Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.
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