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Student shocked Polk teacher used her name in affair

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A Polk County high school student is trying to clear her name from an ordeal she says her former teacher brought her into. Jessica Seaman says her teacher posed as her in a messaging app and talked to a 17-year-old boy. Now that teacher, 29-year-old Jennifer Fichter, is under arrest, charged with having sex with the teenaged boy.“It's not just that it was my first name, it was my full name,” Seaman said, of what she learned was spelled out on the affidavit describing the relationship between ... More>>

EXCLUSIVE: St. Pete mom accused of murdering her son talks

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It's the jailhouse interview you need to see. A mother accused of stabbing her 4-year-old son to death speaks exclusively to News Channel 8's Melissa Beckman. More>>

Officers vote no confidence in Port Richey police chief

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There may be big changes at the Port Richey Police Department, after every officer on the force voted they have no confidence in the current chief.
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3 Tampa Bay restaurants honored for perfect inspections

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Three Tampa Bay restaurants are receiving kudos from the state for not having any safety or sanitation violations during recent inspections.
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RV destroyed in Hillsborough fire

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A fire destroyed an RV in rural Hillsborough County and sent the occupant to the hospital. More>>

Owners of Manatee Co. animal sanctuary arrested

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Deputies arrested the owners of Napier's Log Cabin Horse Animal Sanctuary Thursday in connection with an ongoing animal cruelty investigation. More>>

Crews fill in Dunedin sinkhole

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A Dunedin sinkhole was filled in Thursday afternoon only a few hours after it opened. More>>

Hillsborough Ave. student shuttle service to be provided

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Hillsborough School superintendent MaryEllen Elia announced plans Thursday to provide a shuttle bus service for students who live across Hillsborough Avenue. More>>

Fatal crash involving tractor trailer closes Hwy 60 East in Lake Wales

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Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash on Highway 60 East, between 630 East and Grape Hammock Road, in Lake Wales. More>>

Man who died in shootout shot himself, says Manatee Sheriff's Office

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The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says the robbery suspect who died during a shootout with deputies died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. More>>

Sarasota math teacher fired after seen screaming at student in video Video included

Photo of Captain Jeffrey Daughtry courtesy Facebook Photo of Captain Jeffrey Daughtry courtesy Facebook
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A math teacher at Sarasota Military Academy was fired after a cell phone video showed him screaming at a student. More>>

Health advisories issued for Hillsborough beaches

Ben T. Davis beach on April 17, the day the health advisory went into effect. Ben T. Davis beach on April 17, the day the health advisory went into effect.
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A Health Advisory has been issued for the following beaches: Ben T. Davis, Cypress Point, Davis Island, and Picnic Island based on the criteria for enterococci bacteria recommended by the EPA. More>>

$600,000 Hudson home destroyed by fire, 1 injured

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Investigators say strong winds spread a fire that destroyed a $600,000 home and injured one person in Hudson. More>>

90-year-old Hillsborough man victim of home invasion

A photo of the suspects' truck. Courtesy HCSO A photo of the suspects' truck. Courtesy HCSO
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Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are asking for help identifying two men wanted in the home invasion of a 90-year-old man. More>>

Pasco toy maker that helps needy kids destroyed by fire

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A Pasco County toy maker that helps children in need has been completely destroyed from a fire this week. More>>

Riverview murder suspect had victim with him when talking to deputy, says affidavit

Jose Enrique Gonzalez is charged with murder. Jail booking photo Jose Enrique Gonzalez is charged with murder. Jail booking photo
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A Tampa man accused of murdering a woman had the victim in his car when he was talking to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy, about an hour before the woman was killed. More>>

Bay area prescription pill abusers ratchet up threat

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Pinellas deputies say what happened at the Trust Pharmacy is the first time they know a drug user went after a customer instead of the pharmacist.
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  • Student shocked Polk teacher used her name in affair

    Student shocked Polk teacher used her name in affair

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:43:59 GMT
    Jessica SeamanJessica Seaman
    A Polk County high school student is trying to clear her name from an ordeal she says her former teacher brought her into. Jessica Seaman says her teacher posed as her in a messaging app and talked to a 17-year-old boy. Now that teacher, 29-year-old Jennifer Fichter, is under arrest, charged with having sex with the teenaged boy.“It's not just that it was my first name, it was my full name,” Seaman said, of what she learned was spelled out on the affidavit describing the relationship between ...
    A Polk County high school student is trying to clear her name from an ordeal she says her former teacher brought her into. Jessica Seaman says her teacher posed as her in a messaging app and talked to a 17-year-old boy. Now that teacher, 29-year-old Jennifer Fichter, is under arrest, charged with having sex with the teenaged boy.“It's not just that it was my first name, it was my full name,” Seaman said, of what she learned was spelled out on the affidavit describing the relationship between ...
  • EXCLUSIVE: St. Pete mom accused of murdering her son talks

    EXCLUSIVE: St. Pete mom accused of murdering her son talks

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:40:24 GMT
    It's the jailhouse interview you need to see. A mother accused of stabbing her 4-year-old son to death speaks exclusively to News Channel 8's Melissa Beckman.
    It's the jailhouse interview you need to see. A mother accused of stabbing her 4-year-old son to death speaks exclusively to News Channel 8's Melissa Beckman.
  • Officers vote no confidence in Port Richey police chief

    Officers vote no confidence in Port Richey police chief

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:11:13 GMT
    There may be big changes at the Port Richey Police Department, after every officer on the force voted they have no confidence in the current chief.
    There may be big changes at the Port Richey Police Department, after every officer on the force voted they have no confidence in the current chief.
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    Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:41:06 GMT
    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.
    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that came amid increased concern about the strength...
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    Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

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    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

    Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:31:47 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
    Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.
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