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  • Funeral home removal service employee charged with stealing from dead woman

    Funeral home removal service employee charged with stealing from dead woman

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:21:18 GMT
    Pinellas County Sheriff Deputies arrested a funeral home removal service employee after they claim he stole jewelry from deceased woman while he was in her home to remove her body.
    Pinellas County Sheriff Deputies arrested a funeral home removal service employee after they claim he stole jewelry from deceased woman while he was in her home to remove her body.
  • Massive wasp nest removed from Winter Haven home

    Massive wasp nest removed from Winter Haven home

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:24:06 GMT
    A massive wasp nest outside a Winter Haven home is being removed Friday morning.
    A massive wasp nest outside a Winter Haven home is being removed Friday morning.
  • 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.
  • Sarasota offers workshop on saving energy, money

    Sarasota offers workshop on saving energy, money

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:09:11 GMT
    Get a free Do It Yourself Energy Saving Kit, a $30 value, at one of Sarasota County's upcoming Energy Upgrade workshops. (Sarasota County)Get a free Do It Yourself Energy Saving Kit, a $30 value, at one of Sarasota County's upcoming Energy Upgrade workshops. (Sarasota County)
    Sarasota County is serious about saving money, conserving energy and protecting our environment.
    Sarasota County is serious about saving money, conserving energy and protecting our environment.
  • 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.
  • Coast Guard to offload $19 million of cocaine in St. Pete

    Coast Guard to offload $19 million of cocaine in St. Pete

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:39:01 GMT
    Coast Guard crews are scheduled to offload 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million in St. Petersburg Friday morning.
    Coast Guard crews are scheduled to offload 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million in St. Petersburg Friday morning.
  • Dover families concerned about a chemical they say causes illness

    Dover families concerned about a chemical they say causes illness

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:17:24 GMT
    Concerned families met with representatives from Arkema who sell the chemical Palacin that Zentkovich is concerned about Concerned families met with representatives from Arkema who sell the chemical Palacin that Zentkovich is concerned about
    After two years of illness, Mary Zentkovich wants answers about what is making her family sick.“ Zentkovich thinks the fumigant Paladin being used in nearby strawberry fields is the reason for her family's and other neighbor's illnesses.
    After two years of illness, Mary Zentkovich wants answers about what is making her family sick.“ Zentkovich thinks the fumigant Paladin being used in nearby strawberry fields is the reason for her family's and other neighbor's illnesses.
  • Hot days continue

    Hot days continue

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:01:42 GMT
    Near record highs are possible again this afternoon. Just a slight chance of a storm later today.
    Near record highs are possible again this afternoon. Just a slight chance of a storm later today.
  • Teen's death could cause change to state fair

    Teen's death could cause change to state fair

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:49:31 GMT
    Andrew JosephAndrew Joseph
    The parents of Andrew Joseph spoke at the monthly Hillsborough NAACP meeting Thursday night.
    The parents of Andrew Joseph spoke at the monthly Hillsborough NAACP meeting Thursday night.

  • Governor proposes increase in education funding

    Governor proposes increase in education funding

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:57:12 GMT
    File photo: Governor RIck ScottFile photo: Governor RIck Scott
    Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he will propose an increase in per-pupil funding for Florida students if he is elected to a second term. His proposal calls for a $232 boost in per-student spending to $7,126. Scott and potential political opponent Charlie Crist have traded barbs on education in recent weeks, with Crist launching a bus tour around the state he called “Restore the Cuts.”Scott's proposal tops the ...
    Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he will propose an increase in per-pupil funding for Florida students if he is elected to a second term. His proposal calls for a $232 boost in per-student spending to $7,126. Scott and potential political opponent Charlie Crist have traded barbs on education in recent weeks, with Crist launching a bus tour around the state he called “Restore the Cuts.”Scott's proposal tops the ...
  • 8 On Your Side: In less then 24 hours, county shows up

    8 On Your Side: In less then 24 hours, county shows up

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:45:47 GMT
    Shan Henderson and her husband, Brian, have spent their entire summer begging Hillsborough County to fix a deep, dangerous hole in their backyard.
    Shan Henderson and her husband, Brian, have spent their entire summer begging Hillsborough County to fix a deep, dangerous hole in their backyard.
  • Clearwater history book creating controversy

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:57:21 GMT
    A planned book on the 100 year anniversary of Clearwater is making some business owners angry.Clearwater will celebrate the century mark next year and the city plans to publish a book on their rich history.
    A planned book on the 100 year anniversary of Clearwater is making some business owners angry.Clearwater will celebrate the century mark next year and the city plans to publish a book on their rich history.
  • Students arrive at USF Tampa for move in day

    Students arrive at USF Tampa for move in day

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:21:26 GMT
    Dozens of events were planned this week to welcome new and returning students back to the University of South Florida for the fall semester.Nearly 5,500 students were expected to move into campus residence halls Thursday.
    Dozens of events were planned this week to welcome new and returning students back to the University of South Florida for the fall semester.Nearly 5,500 students were expected to move into campus residence halls Thursday.
  • Ruskin soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Ruskin soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:04:50 GMT
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, of Ruskin, Florida, died Aug. 20, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries received when he was engaged by the enemy.
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett, 39, of Ruskin, Florida, died Aug. 20, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries received when he was engaged by the enemy.
  • TPD claims training stories fell short

    TPD claims training stories fell short

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:12:02 GMT
    The Tampa police department is responding to an 8 On Your Side investigation into a January shooting.The police contend the reports were incomplete and contained errors.The stories focused on a January 9th police shooting in Tampa and the lack of crisis intervention team training at T.P.D.
    The Tampa police department is responding to an 8 On Your Side investigation into a January shooting.The police contend the reports were incomplete and contained errors.The stories focused on a January 9th police shooting in Tampa and the lack of crisis intervention team training at T.P.D.
  • Kyle Williams found guilty of murdering Lakeland Police officer

    Kyle Williams found guilty of murdering Lakeland Police officer

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:42:52 GMT
    Kyle Williams, who is accused of killing a Lakeland Police officer was found guilty of murder Thursday afternoon.


    Kyle Williams, who is accused of killing a Lakeland Police officer was found guilty of murder Thursday afternoon.
  • Tampa boy, 13, brought loaded gun to school, say police

    Tampa boy, 13, brought loaded gun to school, say police

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:20:44 GMT
    A Tampa middle school student faces a felony charge after police say he brought a loaded gun to school.
    A Tampa middle school student faces a felony charge after police say he brought a loaded gun to school.
  • Woman found in water after Indian Rocks Bridge crash identified

    Woman found in water after Indian Rocks Bridge crash identified

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:47:25 GMT
    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who was found in the water after a vehicle crash Thursday morning on the Indian Rocks Bridge.
    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman who was found in the water after a vehicle crash Thursday morning on the Indian Rocks Bridge.
  • Target to extend store hours, hoping for younger shoppers

    Target to extend store hours, hoping for younger shoppers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:25:55 GMT
    Target to expand store hours, hoping to attract younger, late-night shoppersTarget to expand store hours, hoping to attract younger, late-night shoppers
    More than 900 Target stores across the country will be extending store hours in an effort to accommodate late night shoppers, including more than 70 Florida retail locations.Target says that's what customers want and may be a way to get younger shoppers back in the store.
    More than 900 Target stores across the country will be extending store hours in an effort to accommodate late night shoppers, including more than 70 Florida retail locations.Target says that's what customers want and may be a way to get younger shoppers back in the store.
  • 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
  • PSTA bus involved in head on crash in St. Pete

    PSTA bus involved in head on crash in St. Pete

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:05:47 GMT
    A PSTA bus was involved in a head on crash. A PSTA bus was involved in a head on crash.
    94th Avenue North in St. Petersburg will be closed from Gandy Blvd to Dr. Dr. M.L. King Street for the next several hours after a head-on crash between a PSTA bus and an Acura.
    94th Avenue North in St. Petersburg will be closed from Gandy Blvd to Dr. Dr. M.L. King Street for the next several hours after a head-on crash between a PSTA bus and an Acura.
  • 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...
  • 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.

  • Tuesday primary election will determine some local races

    Tuesday primary election will determine some local races

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:35:12 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia CommonsPhoto Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
    Tuesday's primary election will be the final decision on some races across the Tampa Bay region.Although primaries are often thought of as precursors to the general election, some contests won't make it that far.
    Tuesday's primary election will be the final decision on some races across the Tampa Bay region.Although primaries are often thought of as precursors to the general election, some contests won't make it that far.
  • 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.
  • Bomb squad searches vehicle near USF after shooting

    Bomb squad searches vehicle near USF after shooting

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:37:05 GMT
    Bomb squad searches suspect's vehicle Bomb squad searches suspect's vehicle
    A man is facing charges after Tampa Police reported finding numerous weapons and military gear in his vehicle early Thursday morning.
    A man is facing charges after Tampa Police reported finding numerous weapons and military gear in his vehicle early Thursday morning.
  • 4 airlifted to hospital in Wesley Chapel crash

    4 airlifted to hospital in Wesley Chapel crash

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:36:04 GMT
    Four people needed to be airlifted to the hospital Thursday morning after a two-car crash on County Line Road in Wesley Chapel.
    Four people needed to be airlifted to the hospital Thursday morning after a two-car crash on County Line Road in Wesley Chapel.
  • Restaurant-style lunchrooms in Polk County high schools

    Restaurant-style lunchrooms in Polk County high schools

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:11:05 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

    Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:51:54 GMT
    92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.
    When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased.
    When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased.
  • Former UCF student in mortal danger

    Former UCF student in mortal danger

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:35:43 GMT
    NBC picture of Steven SotloffNBC picture of Steven Sotloff
    Video taped in the Iraqi desert, a man draped in black, with his face covered speaks with an British or New Zealand accent. “This is James Wright Foley, an American citizen of your country.” Moments before he beheaded Journalists James Foley, the knife-carrying man demanded air strikes stop, and warned, another American newsman, Steven Sotloff, could be next.
    Video taped in the Iraqi desert, a man draped in black, with his face covered speaks with an British or New Zealand accent. “This is James Wright Foley, an American citizen of your country.” Moments before he beheaded Journalists James Foley, the knife-carrying man demanded air strikes stop, and warned, another American newsman, Steven Sotloff, could be next.
  • 8 On Your Side gets results for Sun City Center couple

    8 On Your Side gets results for Sun City Center couple

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:40:13 GMT
    A giant hole is eroding the earth in Shan and Brian Henderson's backyard.
    A giant hole is eroding the earth in Shan and Brian Henderson's backyard.

  • Belleair Police Chief investigation may wrap up this week

    Belleair Police Chief investigation may wrap up this week

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:09:35 GMT
    Belleair Police Chief Thomas EdwardsBelleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards
    Fraternal Order of Police representative Jim Howard told Eight On Your Side Wednesday he expects a private consultant's investigation of Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards to wrap up by Friday.
    Fraternal Order of Police representative Jim Howard told Eight On Your Side Wednesday he expects a private consultant's investigation of Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards to wrap up by Friday.
  • Clearwater Police say missing special needs student found

    Clearwater Police say missing special needs student found

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:29:25 GMT
    Nefertari Blanks, 19, is missing.Nefertari Blanks, 19, is missing.
    Clearwater Police officers says a special needs student who was reported missing on Wednesday has been found.
    Clearwater Police officers says a special needs student who was reported missing on Wednesday has been found.

  • Tree trimmers shocked in Largo accident

    Tree trimmers shocked in Largo accident

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:53:04 GMT
    Two men were shocked while trimming trees in Largo on Wednesday.
    Two men were shocked while trimming trees in Largo on Wednesday.
  • Verizon insists on seeing Town N' Country man's birth certificate for credit report error

    Verizon insists on seeing Town N' Country man's birth certificate for credit report error

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:26:13 GMT
    James Woolever was shocked to find a bad mark on his credit report. Especially since it was for an "outstanding balance" from a Verizon account opened in 1979. He knew that couldn't be right, because he was just 6 years old then.
    James Woolever was shocked to find a bad mark on his credit report. Especially since it was for an "outstanding balance" from a Verizon account opened in 1979. He knew that couldn't be right, because he was just 6 years old then.
  • Venice woman drowns at Madeira Beach

    Venice woman drowns at Madeira Beach

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:20:36 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    Investigators say 69-year-old Kathleen Marie Shortill was in the water at Madeira Beach when her husband noticed she was unresponsive.
    Investigators say 69-year-old Kathleen Marie Shortill was in the water at Madeira Beach when her husband noticed she was unresponsive.
  • Jury deliberates fate of accused Lakeland cop killer

    Jury deliberates fate of accused Lakeland cop killer

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:48:09 GMT
    Kyle Williams is accused of killing a police officerKyle Williams is accused of killing a police officer
    Closing arguments are set for Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Lakeland Police officer.
    Closing arguments are set for Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Lakeland Police officer.
  • Lakeland house labeled 'public nuisance' after dozens of police calls

    Lakeland house labeled 'public nuisance' after dozens of police calls

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:00:35 GMT
    919 North Iowa Ave has been labeled a "public nusiance"919 North Iowa Ave has been labeled a "public nusiance"
    A Lakeland triplex was boarded up Wednesday and officially labeled a "public nuisance."
    A Lakeland triplex was boarded up Wednesday and officially labeled a "public nuisance."
  • Sarasota school psychologist arrested for molesting teen

    Sarasota school psychologist arrested for molesting teen

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:56:25 GMT
    Harvey DoreyHarvey Dorey
    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested a school psychologist for molesting a teenage girl.
    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested a school psychologist for molesting a teenage girl.
  • Citrus Park property prompts code enforcement change

    Citrus Park property prompts code enforcement change

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:55:42 GMT
    Action today by Hillsborough county commissioners following an 8 On Your Side investigation.Commissioners voted unanimously to draw up an ordinance that will bring chronic code offenders before a judge in county court.For months now 8 On Your Side has documented the county's inability to deal with properties that are overgrown and piled with junk and pose possible health risks to neighbors.
    Action today by Hillsborough county commissioners following an 8 On Your Side investigation.Commissioners voted unanimously to draw up an ordinance that will bring chronic code offenders before a judge in county court.For months now 8 On Your Side has documented the county's inability to deal with properties that are overgrown and piled with junk and pose possible health risks to neighbors.
  • Pillsbury Bake-Off: Marie Valdes' Spinach Dip-Stuffed Garlic Rolls

    Pillsbury Bake-Off: Marie Valdes' Spinach Dip-Stuffed Garlic Rolls

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:04:50 GMT
    Marie Valdes, of Brandon, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Spinach Dip Stuffed Garlic Rolls.Pillsbury Bake-Off photoMarie Valdes, of Brandon, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Spinach Dip Stuffed Garlic Rolls.Pillsbury Bake-Off photo
    Marie Valdes, of Brandon, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Spinach Dip Stuffed Garlic Rolls. You'll be able to vote for your favorite recipe in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off finals in November in Nashville (get complete details here).
    Marie Valdes, of Brandon, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Spinach Dip Stuffed Garlic Rolls. You'll be able to vote for your favorite recipe in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off finals in November in Nashville (get complete details here).
  • Pillsbury Bake-Off: Anna Zovko's Cinnamon-Pumpkin Muffins

    Pillsbury Bake-Off: Anna Zovko's Cinnamon-Pumpkin Muffins

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:04:18 GMT
    Anna Zovko, of Tampa, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Cinnamon-Pumpkin Muffins. Pillsbury Bake-Off photoAnna Zovko, of Tampa, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Cinnamon-Pumpkin Muffins. Pillsbury Bake-Off photo
    Anna Zovko, of Tampa, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Cinnamon-Pumpkin Muffins. You'll be able to vote for your favorite recipe in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off finals in November in Nashville (get complete details here).
    Anna Zovko, of Tampa, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Cinnamon-Pumpkin Muffins. You'll be able to vote for your favorite recipe in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off finals in November in Nashville (get complete details here).
  • 3 Tampa Bay women to vie for $1 million prize in Pillsbury Bake-Off

    3 Tampa Bay women to vie for $1 million prize in Pillsbury Bake-Off

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:51:02 GMT
    Contestants at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest cheer on their fellow finalists. Pillsbury Bake-Off photoContestants at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest cheer on their fellow finalists. Pillsbury Bake-Off photo
    Whip up a tasty recipe and win a million bucks. Sounds easy enough, right? Not really. Just ask three talented Tampa Bay women who made it to the finals of this year's Pillbury Bake-Off contest.
    Whip up a tasty recipe and win a million bucks. Sounds easy enough, right? Not really. Just ask three talented Tampa Bay women who made it to the finals of this year's Pillbury Bake-Off contest.
  • Dog returns to owner after missing from Weedon Island sandbar

    Dog returns to owner after missing from Weedon Island sandbar

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:19:40 GMT
    An upset dog owner is hoping to find her dog she believes was taken from Weedon Island on Sunday.
    An upset dog owner is hoping to find her dog she believes was taken from Weedon Island on Sunday.
  • Davis Islands woman shoots man in her home

    Davis Islands woman shoots man in her home

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:39:50 GMT
    The shooting scene on Davis IslandsThe shooting scene on Davis Islands
    Tampa Police officers are investigating a shooting on Davis Islands.  It happened Tuesday night just before midnight on Riviera Drive.
    Tampa Police officers are investigating a shooting on Davis Islands.  It happened Tuesday night just before midnight on Riviera Drive.
  • Sarasota Police to try body cams

    Sarasota Police to try body cams

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:42:41 GMT
    Body cameras are used by several law enforcement agencies in Florida but not many in the Bay Area. Sarasota Police announced this week they will begin using body cameras on police officers with a pilot program.
    Body cameras are used by several law enforcement agencies in Florida but not many in the Bay Area. Sarasota Police announced this week they will begin using body cameras on police officers with a pilot program.
  • Florida trucker records crash, then helps

    Florida trucker records crash, then helps

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:12:27 GMT
    News Channel 8's Peter Bernard interviews trucker David Fredericksen via SkypeNews Channel 8's Peter Bernard interviews trucker David Fredericksen via Skype
    Dash cam video rolled as David Fredericksen and his co-driver witnessed a horrible crash outside Biloxi Mississippi. It happened last Monday, as they drove a load of orange juice in a large tanker truck. A grandmother driving her young granddaughter lost control and slammed into a semi, igniting the truck's fuel tanks.
    Dash cam video rolled as David Fredericksen and his co-driver witnessed a horrible crash outside Biloxi Mississippi. It happened last Monday, as they drove a load of orange juice in a large tanker truck. A grandmother driving her young granddaughter lost control and slammed into a semi, igniting the truck's fuel tanks.
  • Town N' Country grandmother fears intruder, shoots grandson by accident

    Town N' Country grandmother fears intruder, shoots grandson by accident

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:40:13 GMT
    Photo of Tyler Maddox courtesy of Facebook.Photo of Tyler Maddox courtesy of Facebook.
    Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in Town N' Country just before 1:00 A.M. early Tuesday morning.The sheriff's office gives a chilling account of the events that led to the shooting.In the middle of the night, Linda Maddox, 63 heard a noise and grabbed a .22 caliber revolver she keeps by the bed.
    Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in Town N' Country just before 1:00 A.M. early Tuesday morning.The sheriff's office gives a chilling account of the events that led to the shooting.In the middle of the night, Linda Maddox, 63 heard a noise and grabbed a .22 caliber revolver she keeps by the bed.
  • 8 On Your Side: What are the rules for guide dogs in restaurants?

    8 On Your Side: What are the rules for guide dogs in restaurants?

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:38:16 GMT
    News Channel 8's Melanie Michael with Susan Wiburn and her service dog, CarsonNews Channel 8's Melanie Michael with Susan Wiburn and her service dog, Carson
    News Channel 8 recently covered a story about a veteran who says he and his wife were kicked out of a restaurant by cops. He claims it was because of his Yorkie-mix service dog. The story ignited a firestorm on Facebook with numerous comments on the issue. So, what are the rules involving service dogs?
    News Channel 8 recently covered a story about a veteran who says he and his wife were kicked out of a restaurant by cops. He claims it was because of his Yorkie-mix service dog. The story ignited a firestorm on Facebook with numerous comments on the issue. So, what are the rules involving service dogs?

  • Belleair Police Chief under fire by one of his own

    Belleair Police Chief under fire by one of his own

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:50:52 GMT
    Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards is the target of numerous allegations ranging from mismanagement to ethical breaches and possible criminal acts.
    Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards is the target of numerous allegations ranging from mismanagement to ethical breaches and possible criminal acts.
  • Tampa elementary student wears GoPro camera to document school day

    Tampa elementary student wears GoPro camera to document school day

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:05:48 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Voter confusion over Hernando website

    Voter confusion over Hernando website

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:54:20 GMT
    The VoteHernando.com website links voters to the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections website, which has a similar address: hernandovotes.com.The VoteHernando.com website links voters to the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections website, which has a similar address: hernandovotes.com.
    A website is causing some confusion in Hernando County in the days leading up to the primary election. 
    A website is causing some confusion in Hernando County in the days leading up to the primary election. 
  • Lakeland couple accused of 'caging' kids

    Lakeland couple accused of 'caging' kids

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:53:07 GMT
    Sean Pearson and Jessica Rowland Sean Pearson and Jessica Rowland
    A Lakeland couple is in the Polk County jail, charged with child abuse toward an 11 and 12-year-old.
    A Lakeland couple is in the Polk County jail, charged with child abuse toward an 11 and 12-year-old.
  • Vague laws on service dogs in restaurants

    Vague laws on service dogs in restaurants

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:52:59 GMT
    A veteran and his wife were extremely upset after they were escorted from a Clearwater restaurant by police.
    A veteran and his wife were extremely upset after they were escorted from a Clearwater restaurant by police.
  • Water main breaks affect downtown, South Tampa traffic

    Water main breaks affect downtown, South Tampa traffic

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:26:05 GMT
    A water main break closed the two outer southbound lanes on Ashley Drive and westbound lanes on Tyler Street on Tuesday.A water main break closed the two outer southbound lanes on Ashley Drive and westbound lanes on Tyler Street on Tuesday.
    The two outer southbound lanes on Ashley Drive and westbound lanes on Tyler Street from Ashley to Macinnes Place are closed on Tuesday August 19, while the Tampa Water Department repairs a 12-inch transmission line break.
    The two outer southbound lanes on Ashley Drive and westbound lanes on Tyler Street from Ashley to Macinnes Place are closed on Tuesday August 19, while the Tampa Water Department repairs a 12-inch transmission line break.
  • Walmart to sell Manatee company's candles in select stores

    Walmart to sell Manatee company's candles in select stores

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:16:29 GMT
    The Amazing Candle. Facebook photoThe Amazing Candle. Facebook photo
    A Manatee County business is celebrating a major milestone Their novelty candles will be available for purchase at select Walmart stores.
    A Manatee County business is celebrating a major milestone Their novelty candles will be available for purchase at select Walmart stores.
  • Busch Gardens Tampa opens Falcon's Fury

    Busch Gardens Tampa opens Falcon's Fury

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:41:52 GMT
    Busch Gardens Tampa holds test rides on Falcon's Fury for employees (Courtesy Facebook)Busch Gardens Tampa holds test rides on Falcon's Fury for employees (Courtesy Facebook)
    Busch Gardens Tampa has opened the newest thrill ride Falcon's Fury to park-goers.
    Busch Gardens Tampa has opened the newest thrill ride Falcon's Fury to park-goers.
  • Lakeland businesses targets in payment scam

    Lakeland businesses targets in payment scam

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:09:33 GMT
    Palace Italian Restaurant targeted in electric bill scamPalace Italian Restaurant targeted in electric bill scam
    Three Lakeland restaurants have been targeted in a scam designed to scare owners into paying their electric bill to the unknown caller.
    Three Lakeland restaurants have been targeted in a scam designed to scare owners into paying their electric bill to the unknown caller.
  • Devastation of Hurricane Charley remembered 10 years later

    Devastation of Hurricane Charley remembered 10 years later

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:35:46 GMT
    Wednesday marks a decade since Hurricane Charley hit Florida.
    Wednesday marks a decade since Hurricane Charley hit Florida.
  • Comedian Steve Byrne remembers Robin Williams as gracious, humble

    Comedian Steve Byrne remembers Robin Williams as gracious, humble

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:36:57 GMT
    Comedian Steve Byrne remembers Robin Williams as gracious and humbleComedian Steve Byrne remembers Robin Williams as gracious and humble
    For comedian Steve Byrne, memories of Robin Williams aren't just about the comedy.
    For comedian Steve Byrne, memories of Robin Williams aren't just about the comedy.
  • Teen arrested in murder of woman found near Pinellas Trail

    Teen arrested in murder of woman found near Pinellas Trail

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:27:35 GMT
    Clearwater Police will hold a news conference Tuesday morning to speak about the mysterious death of Lydia Ann Tross, 41, whose decomposed body was found near the Pinellas Trail on Saturday.
    Clearwater Police have arrested a teen for murder in the mysterious death of Lydia Ann Tross, 41, whose decomposed body was found Saturday near the Pinellas Trail.
  • Local kids learn about elephant conservation at Lowry Park Zoo

    Local kids learn about elephant conservation at Lowry Park Zoo

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:22:18 GMT
    Kids learned about elephants at the Lowry Park Zoo.Kids learned about elephants at the Lowry Park Zoo.
    Tuesday, Aug. 12 is world elephant day and zoos all over the world joined together to raise awareness about the illegal poaching of African elephants.
    Tuesday, Aug. 12 is world elephant day and zoos all over the world joined together to raise awareness about the illegal poaching of African elephants.
  • Fire alarms did not ring when car plowed into Tampa retirement center and caught fire

    Fire alarms did not ring when car plowed into Tampa retirement center and caught fire

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:34:29 GMT
    A car plowed through a wall early Tuesday morning at the Tampa Baptist Manor retirement center, on Grand Central Avenue. Police were following the car because they believed the driver could be under the influence. The car hit the building at about 2:40 a.m.
    A car plowed through a wall early Tuesday morning at the Tampa Baptist Manor retirement center, on Grand Central Avenue. Police were following the car because they believed the driver could be under the influence. The car hit the building at about 2:40 a.m.
  • K9's get wet during training in Citrus County

    K9's get wet during training in Citrus County

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:26:53 GMT
    Photo: Citrus County Sheriff's Office FacebookPhoto: Citrus County Sheriff's Office Facebook
    Central Florida K9's took it to the water for an annual police training event at Weeki Wachee State Springs park in Spring Hill.
    Central Florida K9's took it to the water for an annual police training event at Weeki Wachee State Springs park in Spring Hill.
  • Small plane makes emergency landing on beach near Siesta Key

    Small plane makes emergency landing on beach near Siesta Key

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:20:38 GMT
    Photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.Photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says a small, two-engine plane has made an emergency landing off Siesta Key beach.
    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says a small, two-engine plane has made an emergency landing off Siesta Key beach.
  • Robin Williams death: Heart surgery can lead to depression, says USF doctor

    Robin Williams death: Heart surgery can lead to depression, says USF doctor

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:39:56 GMT
    Cardiologist Dr. Fadi Mata is an associate professor at the University of South Florida.Cardiologist Dr. Fadi Mata is an associate professor at the University of South Florida.
    In addition to substance abuse and depression, Robin Williams also struggled with physical problems. He underwent major heart surgery five years ago at the age of 58.
    In addition to substance abuse and depression, Robin Williams also struggled with physical problems. He underwent major heart surgery five years ago at the age of 58.
  • Tampa Bay vet with terminal cancer pushes for VA reform

    Tampa Bay vet with terminal cancer pushes for VA reform

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:36:17 GMT
    Doctors tell David Davis he doesn't have much time left due to stage four melanoma, a cancer he believes could have been stopped before it became a terminal condition if the VA had allowed him to seek treatment outside of the VA system.
    Doctors tell David Davis he doesn't have much time left due to stage four melanoma, a cancer he believes could have been stopped before it became a terminal condition if the VA had allowed him to seek treatment outside of the VA system.
  • Clearwater crossing guard's legacy lives on with new award

    Clearwater crossing guard's legacy lives on with new award

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-08-12 16:13:57 GMT
    In a surprise ceremony Tuesday, Clearwater Police gave out their first award in honor of crossing guard Doug Carey. 
    In a surprise ceremony Tuesday, Clearwater Police gave out their first award in honor of crossing guard Doug Carey. 
  • Tampa after-school program gets national recognition

    Tampa after-school program gets national recognition

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-08-12 11:58:27 GMT
    Tampa Bay kids enjoy Extreme Youth SportsTampa Bay kids enjoy Extreme Youth Sports
    For busy parents, finding affordable after school care isn't easy, but now a Tampa Bay area program is getting national attention because it combines academics, youth sports and free time.
    For busy parents, finding affordable after school care isn't easy, but now a Tampa Bay area program is getting national attention because it combines academics, youth sports and free time.
  • Tampa mayor says he will not endorse in governor's race

    Tampa mayor says he will not endorse in governor's race

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-08-12 11:45:57 GMT
    Mayor BuckhornMayor Buckhorn
    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he will not endorse anyone in Florida's gubernatorial race. 
    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he will not endorse anyone in Florida's gubernatorial race. 
  • Driver crashes into retirement home in Tampa

    Driver crashes into retirement home in Tampa

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-12 10:53:35 GMT
    A possibly impaired driver hit a retirement home downtown Tampa early Tuesday morning. 
    A possibly impaired driver hit a retirement home downtown Tampa early Tuesday morning. 
  • Local comedians remember Robin Williams

    Local comedians remember Robin Williams

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:39:57 GMT
    Photo courtesy of the Associated PressPhoto courtesy of the Associated Press
    It’s the night the laughter died for comedians all around the world as news of Robin Williams death spread.
    It’s the night the laughter died for comedians all around the world as news of Robin Williams death spread.
  • Polk woman injured when car crashes through restaurant during 95th birthday celebration

    Polk woman injured when car crashes through restaurant during 95th birthday celebration

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:22:24 GMT
    A woman was injured while celebrating her 95th birthday when a car crashed through the restaurant she was dining in with her husband in Lake Wales on Monday evening.
    A woman was injured while celebrating her 95th birthday when a car crashed through the restaurant she was dining in with her husband in Lake Wales on Monday evening.
  • More customers say they pre-paid then Tampa funeral home closed

    More customers say they pre-paid then Tampa funeral home closed

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:59:32 GMT
    Instead of sitting at his dying father's bedside, Juan Salgado is driving around town, trying to line up funeral arrangements. That's because he just discovered that the funeral home where his father pre-paid thousands of dollars for his own funeral, closInstead of sitting at his dying father's bedside, Juan Salgado is driving around town, trying to line up funeral arrangements. That's because he just discovered that the funeral home where his father pre-paid thousands of dollars for his own funeral, clos
    As news spreads that Tampa's JGR Funeral Home closed, more customers that prepaid for services are coming forward with concerns. Customers paid thousands to the funeral home and now they're in limbo. State regulators are looking into numerous complaints. Ben Freda thought his 86-year-old mother-in-law's funeral arrangements were paid in full. Her late husband pre-paid in 2006.
    As news spreads that Tampa's JGR Funeral Home closed, more customers that prepaid for services are coming forward with concerns. Customers paid thousands to the funeral home and now they're in limbo. State regulators are looking into numerous complaints. Ben Freda thought his 86-year-old mother-in-law's funeral arrangements were paid in full. Her late husband pre-paid in 2006.
  • Polk deputies hunting 2 hit-and-run suspects

    Polk deputies hunting 2 hit-and-run suspects

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:27:07 GMT
    Sheriff Grady Judd speaks about Jill BraddockSheriff Grady Judd speaks about Jill Braddock
    The Polk County Sheriff had strong words for the two drivers responsible for hitting and killing a bicyclist and pedestrian over the weekend."You can hide from us, but you can't hide from God," Sheriff Grady Judd said.The Sheriff's Office has not received any leads on who is behind the fatalities and they are asking anyone who knows anything to come forward with information.The first crash occurred around 2:17 a.m. Saturday on US Hwy 92 in the westbound lanes, at the intersection with Payne S...
    The Polk County Sheriff had strong words for the two drivers responsible for hitting and killing a bicyclist and pedestrian over the weekend."You can hide from us, but you can't hide from God," Sheriff Grady Judd said.The Sheriff's Office has not received any leads on who is behind the fatalities and they are asking anyone who knows anything to come forward with information.The first crash occurred around 2:17 a.m. Saturday on US Hwy 92 in the westbound lanes, at the intersection with Payne S...
  • Credit score confusion and navigating changes

    Credit score confusion and navigating changes

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:33:50 GMT
    FICO has announced changes to how it will calculate credit scores beginning this Fall. The score will not include paid collection accounts, and it will now differentiate medical collection accounts from non-medical debt.But did you know you actually have more than one credit score?
    FICO has announced changes to how it will calculate credit scores beginning this Fall. The score will not include paid collection accounts, and it will now differentiate medical collection accounts from non-medical debt.But did you know you actually have more than one credit score?
  • Clearwater aquarium helps dolphin untangle from fishing line

    Clearwater aquarium helps dolphin untangle from fishing line

    Monday, August 11 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-08-11 18:51:51 GMT
    Photo credit: NOAAPhoto credit: NOAA
    Clearwater Marine Aquarium was part of a collaborative effort to disentangle a dolphin calf that was caught in fishing line.
    Clearwater Marine Aquarium was part of a collaborative effort to disentangle a dolphin calf that was caught in fishing line.
  • All Tampa Bay Buccaneer home games to be broadcast locally

    All Tampa Bay Buccaneer home games to be broadcast locally

    Monday, August 11 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-08-11 18:41:50 GMT
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are projected to surpass the NFL's threshold of 85% tickets sold for the majority of the team's home regular season slate of games in 2014. Based on those sales projections, the team ensures that all 2014 home games will be broadcast locally. The Buccaneers are also ensuring that the two preseason home games against the Miami Dolphins (8/16) and Washington Redskins (8/28) will be broadcast live by the team's official preseason broadcast partner WFLA-TV News Channel 8.
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are projected to surpass the NFL's threshold of 85% tickets sold for the majority of the team's home regular season slate of games in 2014. Based on those sales projections, the team ensures that all 2014 home games will be broadcast locally. The Buccaneers are also ensuring that the two preseason home games against the Miami Dolphins (8/16) and Washington Redskins (8/28) will be broadcast live by the team's official preseason broadcast partner WFLA-TV News Channel 8.
  • Brandon race car driver talks about deadly Tony Stewart accident

    Brandon race car driver talks about deadly Tony Stewart accident

    Monday, August 11 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-08-11 18:17:07 GMT
    After nearly a decade racing on dirt tracks, Kyle Bronson knows a thing or two about racing, and winning. He says the deadly wreck involving NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is blowing up on his social media page.
    After nearly a decade racing on dirt tracks, Kyle Bronson knows a thing or two about racing, and winning. He says the deadly wreck involving NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is blowing up on his social media page.
  • Backlash against Tampa church over canceling gay man's funeral

    Backlash against Tampa church over canceling gay man's funeral

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-08-11 15:16:23 GMT
    Kendall Capers says his partner Julion Evans died at home after a 4 year battle with an illness.Kendall Capers says his partner Julion Evans died at home after a 4 year battle with an illness.
    A Tampa church that canceled the funeral of a gay man the night before the service, has found itself in the national spotlight.
    A Tampa church that canceled the funeral of a gay man the night before the service, has found itself in the national spotlight.
  • Fatal accident closes SB I-75 at SR 56 in Pasco

    Fatal accident closes SB I-75 at SR 56 in Pasco

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:10:55 GMT
    Southbound Interstate 75 is closed at State Road 56 due to a fatal accident Monday morning in Pasco County.
    Southbound Interstate 75 is closed at State Road 56 due to a fatal accident Monday morning in Pasco County.
  • Man accused of killing girlfriend's child to appear in court

    Man accused of killing girlfriend's child to appear in court

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:54:19 GMT
    Austin Hamilton, accused of murdering his girlfriend's 1-year-old baby, will have his first appearance in court Monday.
    Austin Hamilton, accused of murdering his girlfriend's 1-year-old baby, will have his first appearance in court Monday.
  • Fire in Dunedin kills man, dog

    Fire in Dunedin kills man, dog

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-08-11 11:52:45 GMT
    Firefighters discovered a man and his dog dead in their Dunedin apartment Monday morning.
    Firefighters discovered a man and his dog dead in their Dunedin apartment Monday morning.
  • Police to release more info on suspicious Pinellas Trail death

    Police to release more info on suspicious Pinellas Trail death

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:26 AM EDT2014-08-11 09:26:57 GMT
    Lydia TrossLydia Tross
    Clearwater Police could release the cause of death Monday for the woman found in a ditch along the Pinellas Trail this weekend.
    Clearwater Police could release the cause of death Monday for the woman found in a ditch along the Pinellas Trail this weekend.
  • Police identify Clearwater woman found dead near Pinellas Trail

    Police identify Clearwater woman found dead near Pinellas Trail

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:16 AM EDT2014-08-11 09:16:20 GMT
    Clearwater police have identified a woman found in a ditch along the Pinellas Trail Saturday. 
    Clearwater police have identified a woman found in a ditch along the Pinellas Trail Saturday.\
  • Tampa man arrested for the death of 1-year-old child

    Tampa man arrested for the death of 1-year-old child

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-08-11 04:34:41 GMT
    A Tampa man has been arrested for causing the death of his girlfriend's 1-year-old boy.Tampa police officers arrested Austin Hamilton, 24, for first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.About 11 a.m. Saturday,Hamilton's girlfriendleft the 1-year-old boy and his6-year-old brotherwith Hamilton in a room at the Motel 6, 333 East Fowler Ave. in Tampa, when she went to work.Later on that night, Hamilton called 911 for help when the 1-year-old boystarted having trouble breathing.....
    A Tampa man has been arrested for causing the death of his girlfriend's 1-year-old boy.Tampa police officers arrested Austin Hamilton, 24, for first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.About 11 a.m. Saturday,Hamilton's girlfriendleft the 1-year-old boy and his6-year-old brotherwith Hamilton in a room at the Motel 6, 333 East Fowler Ave. in Tampa, when she went to work.Later on that night, Hamilton called 911 for help when the 1-year-old boystarted having trouble breathing.....
  • Train and car collide on Adamo Drive in Tampa

    Train and car collide on Adamo Drive in Tampa

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:27:46 GMT
    A woman motorist was injured in a train vs. vehicle collision on Adamo Drive at 34th Street in Tampa, authorities said.The collision has closed Adamo Drive from 22nd to 34th streets while the incident is being investigated.Shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, a train hauling ethanol collided with a vehicle on Adamo Drive, the Tampa Police Department said.After the impact, the train dragged the vehicle at least 300 yards down the railroad track.The woman, whose name is being withheld, was taken to Ta...
    A woman motorist was injured in a train vs. vehicle collision on Adamo Drive at 34th Street in Tampa, authorities said.The collision has closed Adamo Drive from 22nd to 34th streets while the incident is being investigated.Shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, a train hauling ethanol collided with a vehicle on Adamo Drive, the Tampa Police Department said.After the impact, the train dragged the vehicle at least 300 yards down the railroad track.The woman, whose name is being withheld, was taken to Ta...
  • Motorcyclist collides into railroad crossing arm in Gibsonton

    Motorcyclist collides into railroad crossing arm in Gibsonton

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-10 22:59:42 GMT
    A motorcyclist was serious injured Sunday when the bike crashed into a railroad crossing in the down position, authorities say.The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 41 near Pembroke Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.A 2006 ASPT motorcycle was traveling north on US 41 in the outside lane when the biker failed to observe the railroad crossing arms in the down position across the highway and railroad tracks.The motorcyclist, who was identified as Eugene Daniel Allman, ...
    A motorcyclist was serious injured Sunday when the bike crashed into a railroad crossing in the down position, authorities say.The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 41 near Pembroke Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.A 2006 ASPT motorcycle was traveling north on US 41 in the outside lane when the biker failed to observe the railroad crossing arms in the down position across the highway and railroad tracks.The motorcyclist, who was identified as Eugene Daniel Allman, ...
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