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  • PSTA bus involved in head on crash in St. Pete

    PSTA bus involved in head on crash in St. Pete

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:03:35 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.
  • Indian Rocks Bridge re-opens after morning crash

    Indian Rocks Bridge re-opens after morning crash

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:30:53 GMT
    Pinellas County deputies are investigating a single car crash on the Indian Rocks Bridge Thursday morning.
    Pinellas County deputies are investigating a single car crash on the Indian Rocks Bridge Thursday morning.
  • 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.
  • Lakeland cop killer could learn fate

    Lakeland cop killer could learn fate

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:00:46 GMT
    The man accused of killing a Lakeland police officer could learn his fate Thursday.
    The man accused of killing a Lakeland police officer could learn his fate Thursday.
  • The heat goes on

    The heat goes on

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:46 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:46:41 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.
  • 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).
  • Pillsbury Bake-Off: JoAnn Belack's Pepper Jack-Salsa Flatbread with an Italian Twist

    Pillsbury Bake-Off: JoAnn Belack's Pepper Jack-Salsa Flatbread with an Italian Twist

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:03:39 GMT
    JoAnn Belack, of Bradenton, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Pepper Jack-Salsa Flatbread with an Italian Twist. Photo credit Pillsbury JoAnn Belack, of Bradenton, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Pepper Jack-Salsa Flatbread with an Italian Twist. Photo credit Pillsbury
    JoAnn Belack, of Bradenton, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Pepper Jack-Salsa Flatbread with an Italian Twist. 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).
    JoAnn Belack, of Bradenton, is one of 100 finalists selected to compete for a $1 million in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Her recipe is Pepper Jack-Salsa Flatbread with an Italian Twist. 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.
  • Lakeland Electric warns customers about phone payment scam

    Lakeland Electric warns customers about phone payment scam

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:59:20 GMT
    Lakeland Electric customers beware of a current scam that involves an individual who calls and acts as if he is a representative of Lakeland Electric.
    Lakeland Electric customers beware of a current scam that involves an individual who calls and acts as if he is a representative of Lakeland Electric.
  • Detectives: Former St. Pete teacher had sex with student, other victims possible

    Detectives: Former St. Pete teacher had sex with student, other victims possible

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:49:16 GMT
    Elisha Joy Kingsley, 39, is charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Pinellas Co. Jail booking photoElisha Joy Kingsley, 39, is charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Pinellas Co. Jail booking photo
    Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives think a former teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student may have victimized additional minors.
    Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives think a former teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student may have victimized additional minors.
  • FOUND: 71-year-old man with dementia

    FOUND: 71-year-old man with dementia

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:22:25 GMT
    Barry Fonseca Barry Fonseca
    Hillsborough County deputies need your help finding a 71-year-old man last seen Monday in Tampa.
    Hillsborough County deputies need your help finding a 71-year-old man last seen Monday in Tampa.
  • ALDI hiring for new Oldsmar, Holiday stores

    ALDI hiring for new Oldsmar, Holiday stores

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:06:11 GMT
    ALDI Facebook photosALDI Facebook photos
    Know anyone who's looking for a job? Discount grocer ALDI is expanding in the Tampa Bay area and is hiring. ALDI will be holding a job fair Tuesday, Aug. 19 from noon to 8 p.m. in Clearwater.
    Know anyone who's looking for a job? Discount grocer ALDI is expanding in the Tampa Bay area and is hiring. ALDI will be holding a job fair Tuesday, Aug. 19 from noon to 8 p.m. in Clearwater.
  • Clearwater couple escorted from restaurant because of service dogs

    Clearwater couple escorted from restaurant because of service dogs

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:43:27 GMT
    Dr. Richard Davis with his two service dogs - Mocha and Micka.Dr. Richard Davis with his two service dogs - Mocha and Micka.
    A Clearwater couple tells News Channel 8 that their service dogs were the reason they were escorted from Maggie Mae's restaurant in Sand Key.
    A Clearwater couple tells News Channel 8 that their service dogs were the reason they were escorted from Maggie Mae's restaurant in Sand Key.
  • Brad Paisley signs guitar for Pinellas Park teen battling leukemia

    Brad Paisley signs guitar for Pinellas Park teen battling leukemia

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:22:14 GMT
    Left to right: Sara and Keith Koehler and David Gereg with the guitar donated by Westshore Pizza & signed by Brad Paisley.  Gereg family photo.Left to right: Sara and Keith Koehler and David Gereg with the guitar donated by Westshore Pizza & signed by Brad Paisley. Gereg family photo.
    When 15-year-old David Gereg goes to the hospital for a long-awaited bone marrow transplant on Wednesday, he'll know the community is rallying behind him, along with a very famous country singer. Brad Paisley autographed an electric guitar for the Pinellas Park teen during his Tampa concert last Friday.
    When 15-year-old David Gereg goes to the hospital for a long-awaited bone marrow transplant on Wednesday, he'll know the community is rallying behind him, along with a very famous country singer. Brad Paisley autographed an electric guitar for the Pinellas Park teen during his Tampa concert last Friday.
  • Water main break causes S. Tampa traffic headaches

    Water main break causes S. Tampa traffic headaches

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:12:13 GMT
    A broken water main could cause some major traffic issues in a heavily traveled area of south Tampa. 
    A broken water main could cause some major traffic issues in a heavily traveled area of south Tampa. 
  • Town 'N' Country woman accidentally shoots her grandson

    Town 'N' Country woman accidentally shoots her grandson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:44:58 GMT
    A woman accidentally shot her grandson early Tuesday morning in Town 'n' Country, Hillsborough deputies confirmed.
    A woman accidentally shot her grandson early Tuesday morning in Town 'n' Country, Hillsborough deputies confirmed.
  • Hillsborough to work on bus safety issues

    Hillsborough to work on bus safety issues

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:21:08 GMT
    It's now the first day of school for the 8th largest school district in the nation. 
    It's now the first day of school for the 8th largest school district in the nation. 
  • Hillsborough school bus mechanic cautiously optimistic about future

    Hillsborough school bus mechanic cautiously optimistic about future

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:17:41 GMT
    It's Back to School in Tampa Bay. Hillsborough County students head back to the classroom.It's Back to School in Tampa Bay. Hillsborough County students head back to the classroom.
    Alberto Pomare Davis has been fixing Hillsborough County buses for more than decade. He promises the buses kids are hopping on today are safe. 
    Alberto Pomare Davis has been fixing Hillsborough County buses for more than decade. He promises the buses kids are hopping on today are safe. 
  • Water main break snarls traffic on Dale Mabry in South Tampa

    Water main break snarls traffic on Dale Mabry in South Tampa

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-08-19 07:52:45 GMT
    The water main break occurred just after 7 pm in South Tampa along Dale Mabry Blvd. The water main break occurred just after 7 pm in South Tampa along Dale Mabry Blvd.
    A broken water main has all northbound lanes of Dale Mabry between Ballast Point and Gandy boulevards shutdown while crews work to correct the problem.Barricades and signs are located in the area to assist drivers with detour routes.
    A broken water main has all northbound lanes of Dale Mabry between Ballast Point and Gandy boulevards shutdown while crews work to correct the problem.Barricades and signs are located in the area to assist drivers with detour routes.
  • Missing Clearwater student located after 3-hour search

    Missing Clearwater student located after 3-hour search

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-08-19 07:41:45 GMT
    Moajed, 10, talks with a Clearwater Police Officer and Angie and Andy Gamsby shortly after he was found on Monday. Moajed, 10, talks with a Clearwater Police Officer and Angie and Andy Gamsby shortly after he was found on Monday.
    Officers with the Clearwater Police jumped into action Monday afternoon to find a missing Sandy Lane Elementary 5th-grader.

    Officers with the Clearwater Police jumped into action Monday afternoon to find a missing Sandy Lane Elementary 5th-grader.


  • Hospital network hack affects millions

    Hospital network hack affects millions

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:47:10 GMT
    Millions of people's personal information is at risk after hackers targeted a hospital network.
    Millions of people's personal information is at risk after hackers targeted a hospital network.
  • UPDATE: Boy found safe after missing from Clearwater elementary school

    UPDATE: Boy found safe after missing from Clearwater elementary school

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:27:43 GMT
    Clearwater Police are searching for a missing child Monday afternoon who was last seen at the end of the school day at Sandy Lane Elementary.
    Clearwater Police are searching for a missing child Monday afternoon who was last seen at the end of the school day at Sandy Lane Elementary.
  • Pinellas school construction creates big problems for parents and neighbors

    Pinellas school construction creates big problems for parents and neighbors

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:02:13 GMT
    Like many parents, Kim Smalling was looking forward to a new start for her children this year at school.Smalling says she didn't want to take her daughters to the public school where they were assigned, so she looked into a charter school as another option.
    Like many parents, Kim Smalling was looking forward to a new start for her children this year at school.Smalling says she didn't want to take her daughters to the public school where they were assigned, so she looked into a charter school as another option.
  • Hillsborough water customers continue to complain of stinky water and high bills

    Hillsborough water customers continue to complain of stinky water and high bills

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:27:10 GMT
    The stinky, cloudy water is bad enough. But East Lake residents, near Tampa's Hard Rock Casino, say their water bills are out of control and going up. Tonia Hammond is so fed up with the private water company, Pluris American Infrastructure, that she posted sings on her fence in protest. She says her bill started to skyrocket after she publicly complained about her water quality to the Hillsborough County Commission.
    The stinky, cloudy water is bad enough. But East Lake residents, near Tampa's Hard Rock Casino, say their water bills are out of control and going up. Tonia Hammond is so fed up with the private water company, Pluris American Infrastructure, that she posted sings on her fence in protest. She says her bill started to skyrocket after she publicly complained about her water quality to the Hillsborough County Commission.
  • Pinellas 911 managers puzzled by lightning strike that knocked out phones

    Pinellas 911 managers puzzled by lightning strike that knocked out phones

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:07:11 GMT
    For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 service was disruptedFor about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 service was disrupted
    For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 callers were out of luck when they called for help. All they heard was ringing on the other end of the line after two lightening strikes disrupted service.
    For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 callers were out of luck when they called for help. All they heard was ringing on the other end of the line after two lightening strikes disrupted service.
  • Largo Police looking for man who entered home, sexually battered victim

    Largo Police looking for man who entered home, sexually battered victim

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:07:45 GMT
    Largo Police are asking for help finding a man who entered a home and sexually battered a person inside the home early Monday morning
    Largo Police are asking for help finding a man who entered a home and sexually battered a person inside the home early Monday morning
  • Joe Maddon not happy with cheers for Jeter at Tropicana

    Joe Maddon not happy with cheers for Jeter at Tropicana

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:35:43 GMT
    Derek Jeter (NBC Sports)Derek Jeter (NBC Sports)
    Derek Jeter almost felt as if he were playing in the Bronx after getting a key late hit.
    Derek Jeter almost felt as if he were playing in the Bronx after getting a key late hit.
  • 8 On Your Side helps Winter Haven woman find owner of lost moving boxes

    8 On Your Side helps Winter Haven woman find owner of lost moving boxes

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:07:14 GMT
    Lydia meets David WhiteLydia meets David White
    A Winter Haven woman got her wish: the owner of the moving boxes that ended up at her house now has his belongings back.
    A Winter Haven woman got her wish: the owner of the moving boxes that ended up at her house now has his belongings back.
  • Crist casts vote for himself in early voting Democratic primary for governor

    Crist casts vote for himself in early voting Democratic primary for governor

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:50:04 GMT
    Arriving to newly-planted Crist campaign signs, former Gov. Charlie Crist and his wife voted Monday morning in downtown St. Petersburg, Crist's home town.
    Arriving to newly-planted Crist campaign signs, former Gov. Charlie Crist and his wife voted Monday morning in downtown St. Petersburg, Crist's home town.
  • Pinellas schools working to increase graduation rates

    Pinellas schools working to increase graduation rates

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:46:53 GMT
    It's the first day of school in Pinellas County, and more than one hundred thousand boys and girls will make their way back to class.
    It's the first day of school in Pinellas County, and more than one hundred thousand boys and girls will make their way back to class.
  • Sarasota deputies remind: Drive safely!

    Sarasota deputies remind: Drive safely!

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:58:06 GMT
    As the school year starts in Sarasota County, the county sheriff deputies remind all drivers and pedestrians to be safe on the roadways.
    As the school year starts in Sarasota County, the county sheriff deputies remind all drivers and pedestrians to be safe on the roadways.
  • Hillsborough buses roll one day early

    Hillsborough buses roll one day early

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:56:42 GMT
    Hillsborough County students have one day left of summer, but their bus drivers are already back to work.
    Hillsborough County students have one day left of summer, but their bus drivers are already back to work.
  • Pinellas vows to make STEM more fun, available for kids at schools

    Pinellas vows to make STEM more fun, available for kids at schools

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-08-18 11:56:09 GMT
    Thousands of Pinellas county students are ready to hit the books on their first day of school.As students go back to classes, the county is putting a strong emphasis on STEM courses. 
    Thousands of Pinellas county students are ready to hit the books on their first day of school.As students go back to classes, the county is putting a strong emphasis on STEM courses. 
  • Suspect arrested in Tampa club shooting

    Suspect arrested in Tampa club shooting

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-08-18 10:14:42 GMT
    Dougie Glidden. Mug courtesy HCSODougie Glidden. Mug courtesy HCSO
    Hillsborough deputies arrested a man who they said shot and killed a woman in a Tampa night club parking lot early Sunday morning.
    Hillsborough deputies arrested a man who they said shot and killed a woman in a Tampa night club parking lot early Sunday morning.
  • Woman shot to death outside Hillsborough County nightclub

    Woman shot to death outside Hillsborough County nightclub

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:10 AM EDT2014-08-18 08:10:06 GMT
    Deputies were dispatched to Club 301 just after 3 am Sunday. Deputies were dispatched to Club 301 just after 3 am Sunday.
    A 49-year-old woman was shot to death early Sunday outside of a nightclub in the 8200 block of US Highway 301 in Tampa. 
    A 49-year-old woman was shot to death early Sunday outside of a nightclub in the 8200 block of US Highway 301 in Tampa. 
  • Man killed in Clearwater stabbing

    Man killed in Clearwater stabbing

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:54:10 GMT
    Clearwater police officers are at a stabbing scene on Albright Drive.Clearwater police officers are at a stabbing scene on Albright Drive.
    Clearwater police are investigating a fatal stabbing on Albright Drive. Police were called to 1809 Albright Drive about 7:16 p.m., Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw said. The victim was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he later died from his injuries.. ...
    Clearwater police are investigating a fatal stabbing on Albright Drive. Police were called to 1809 Albright Drive about 7:16 p.m., Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw said. The victim was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he later died from his injuries.. ...

  • Tampa Bay students head back to school Monday, but not all at Windsor Prep

    Tampa Bay students head back to school Monday, but not all at Windsor Prep

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:46:26 GMT
    Daisy Quinn and her twin sons, William and Blake MartinDaisy Quinn and her twin sons, William and Blake Martin
    Frustrated and upset. Those are two words Daisy Quinn is using to describe her dealings with Windsor Preparatory Academy in St. Petersburg. She learned late last week, her twin 6th-graders, William and Blake Martin, didn't make the cut for the first day of school on Monday. But it wasn't their fault. The building that will house middle-schoolers is unfinished. ...
    Frustrated and upset. Those are two words Daisy Quinn is using to describe her dealings with Windsor Preparatory Academy in St. Petersburg. She learned late last week, her twin 6th-graders, William and Blake Martin, didn't make the cut for the first day of school on Monday. But it wasn't their fault. The building that will house middle-schoolers is unfinished. ...
  • Autopsy will determine cause of Parrish drowning

    Autopsy will determine cause of Parrish drowning

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:23:44 GMT
    The body of a man was found in a backyard swimming in Parrish Sunday evening. The victim has been identified as Jonathan M. Vain, 40, of 5119 119th Terrace East., a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report said. ...
    The body of a man was found in a backyard swimming in Parrish Sunday evening. The victim has been identified as Jonathan M. Vain, 40, of 5119 119th Terrace East., a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report said. ...
  • Libertarian candidate for governor on 'brew tour'

    Libertarian candidate for governor on 'brew tour'

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:52:32 GMT
    Wyllie, 44, visited several small businesses recently as part of his craft brew tour. Wyllie, 44, visited several small businesses recently as part of his craft brew tour.
    If you stopped in a Tampa Bay brewery over the past week, you might have run into a Florida candidate for governor. Adrian Wyllie, a Libertarian, visited multiple breweries in the Bay area as part of his statewide craft brew tour.
    If you stopped in a Tampa Bay brewery over the past week, you might have run into a Florida candidate for governor. Adrian Wyllie, a Libertarian, visited multiple breweries in the Bay area as part of his statewide craft brew tour.
  • Mulberry woman struck, killed walking near Highway 60

    Mulberry woman struck, killed walking near Highway 60

    Sunday, August 17 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-17 17:36:36 GMT
    Polk deputies and emergency vehicles arrived at the scene just after 3 am Sunday. Polk deputies and emergency vehicles arrived at the scene just after 3 am Sunday.
    A 45-year-old Mulberry woman died early Sunday after she was hit by a car while walking along Highway 60 in Polk County.Julie Ann Melvin was pronounced dead at the scene just after 3 am.
    A 45-year-old Mulberry woman died early Sunday after she was hit by a car while walking along Highway 60 in Polk County.Julie Ann Melvin was pronounced dead at the scene just after 3 am.
  • Florida's newest university makes debut in Lakeland

    Florida's newest university makes debut in Lakeland

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:16:02 GMT
    The school's Chief Operating Officer Ava L. Parker addresses the crowd on Saturday. The school's Chief Operating Officer Ava L. Parker addresses the crowd on Saturday.
    Florida Polytechnic University officially opened for business Saturday in Lakeland.Governor Rick Scott was among the more than 1,000 supporters, students and faculty that attended the facility's launch celebration. The event marked the school's grand opening and the completion of the Science and Technology Building.
    Florida Polytechnic University officially opened for business Saturday in Lakeland.Governor Rick Scott was among the more than 1,000 supporters, students and faculty that attended the facility's launch celebration. The event marked the school's grand opening and the completion of the Science and Technology Building.
  • Bucs make progress in 20-14 loss to Miami at RJS

    Bucs make progress in 20-14 loss to Miami at RJS

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-17 12:44:21 GMT
    Vincent Jackson scored the Bucs first TD Saturday night. Vincent Jackson scored the Bucs first TD Saturday night.
    Mike Evans made the biggest play in his first home game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Unfortunately, for him it didn't end well. Matt Moore directed two straight touchdown drives in the Miami Dolphins' 20-14 preseason victory over the Bucs on Saturday night.
    Mike Evans made the biggest play in his first home game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Unfortunately, for him it didn't end well. Matt Moore directed two straight touchdown drives in the Miami Dolphins' 20-14 preseason victory over the Bucs on Saturday night.
  • Volunteers play major role in protecting Florida tutle nests

    Volunteers play major role in protecting Florida tutle nests

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-08-17 12:07:53 GMT
    A turtle nest in the Sunshine State is roped off by a volunteer. A turtle nest in the Sunshine State is roped off by a volunteer.
    Mike Daley hits the beach on Canaveral National Seashore before dawn most mornings, climbing into an all-terrain vehicle to survey 12 miles of beach, looking for unique trails in the sand that tell him a sea turtle plodded ashore to lay her eggs.Daley is among a small group of paid employees and volunteers who monitor beaches along the coast of Volusia and Flagler counties, marking and counting nests and recording the locations.
    Mike Daley hits the beach on Canaveral National Seashore before dawn most mornings, climbing into an all-terrain vehicle to survey 12 miles of beach, looking for unique trails in the sand that tell him a sea turtle plodded ashore to lay her eggs.Daley is among a small group of paid employees and volunteers who monitor beaches along the coast of Volusia and Flagler counties, marking and counting nests and recording the locations.
  • Artist's works behind walls of closed Hillsborough prison

    Artist's works behind walls of closed Hillsborough prison

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-08-17 11:48:34 GMT
    One of the works of Florida Highwaymen artist Al 'Blood' Black. One of the works of Florida Highwaymen artist Al 'Blood' Black.
    Behind the rusting, too-tall-to-climb chain-link fence topped with razor wire and inside abandoned buildings where muted rooms are blanketed with dust lies artistic treasure.Two years ago, the Hillsborough Correctional Institution fell victim to not enough money and too few inmates.
    Behind the rusting, too-tall-to-climb chain-link fence topped with razor wire and inside abandoned buildings where muted rooms are blanketed with dust lies artistic treasure.Two years ago, the Hillsborough Correctional Institution fell victim to not enough money and too few inmates.
  • Suspect robs Winter Haven check cashing business

    Suspect robs Winter Haven check cashing business

    Sunday, August 17 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-08-17 11:20:51 GMT
    A surveillance camera captured this image of the suspect. A surveillance camera captured this image of the suspect.
    Authorities in Winter Haven are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a robbery suspect.The unidentified black male struck Saturday afternoon just after 5 pm at the Rapid Cash location in the 1100 block of 6th St. NW.
    Authorities in Winter Haven are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a robbery suspect.The unidentified black male struck Saturday afternoon just after 5 pm at the Rapid Cash location in the 1100 block of 6th St. NW.
  • Tampa Bay voices joined chorus of support for Missouri protests

    Tampa Bay voices joined chorus of support for Missouri protests

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:44:00 GMT
    Protests rage on a week after a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.Voices of support for Ferguson residents now are being raised in cities across the country. Rallies held today in Tampa and Orlando grew sparse crowds, but the people expressed themselves loud and strong. ...
    Protests rage on a week after a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.Voices of support for Ferguson residents now are being raised in cities across the country. Rallies held today in Tampa and Orlando grew sparse crowds, but the people expressed themselves loud and strong. ...
  • Felecia Williams' murder suspect appears before judge

    Felecia Williams' murder suspect appears before judge

    Saturday, August 16 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-16 17:30:02 GMT
    Ritchie, 35, will be back in court Monday. Ritchie, 35, will be back in court Monday.
    A Tampa man charged Friday in the death of a nine-year-old girl made his first appearance before a judge Saturday morning to hear the new charges filed against him.Granville Ashanti Ritchie, 35, is facing child abuse, sexual battery and first-degree murder charges.
    A Tampa man charged Friday in the death of a nine-year-old girl made his first appearance before a judge Saturday morning to hear the new charges filed against him.Granville Ashanti Ritchie, 35, is facing child abuse, sexual battery and first-degree murder charges.
  • FHP releases name of driver that triggered fatal Hillsborough crash

    FHP releases name of driver that triggered fatal Hillsborough crash

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:28:20 GMT
    The crash occurred just before 3 am Friday morning along I-275 in Hillsborough County. The crash occurred just before 3 am Friday morning along I-275 in Hillsborough County.
    Authorities have released the identity of a wrong-way driver that died in a fatal crash on Interstate 275 in Hillsborough County early Friday morning.Edward Jose Duran, a 23-year-old Tampa resident, was pronounced dead at the scene just before 3 am.
    Authorities have released the identity of a wrong-way driver that died in a fatal crash on Interstate 275 in Hillsborough County early Friday morning.Edward Jose Duran, a 23-year-old Tampa resident, was pronounced dead at the scene just before 3 am.
  • Tampa Police seek credit union robbery suspect

    Tampa Police seek credit union robbery suspect

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-08-16 14:18:34 GMT
    TPD investigators say the suspect took off with an undisclosed amount of money. TPD investigators say the suspect took off with an undisclosed amount of money.
    Detectives with the Tampa Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a robbery suspect.The crime occurred just after 5 pm Friday at the Suncoast Federal Credit Union in the 1900 block of East Hillsborough Ave.
    Detectives with the Tampa Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a robbery suspect.The crime occurred just after 5 pm Friday at the Suncoast Federal Credit Union in the 1900 block of East Hillsborough Ave.
  • Natural gas fire breaks out near Port of Tampa

    Natural gas fire breaks out near Port of Tampa

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-16 12:18:02 GMT
    HCFR crews responded to the scene just after 6:30 am Saturday. HCFR crews responded to the scene just after 6:30 am Saturday.
    At least two vehicles were destroyed early Saturday morning when a fire broke out at a natural gas fueling station near the Port of Tampa.Crews with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue were dispatched to a location near the intersection of Madison Ave. and 50th St. just after 6:30 a.m.
    At least two vehicles were destroyed early Saturday morning when a fire broke out at a natural gas fueling station near the Port of Tampa.Crews with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue were dispatched to a location near the intersection of Madison Ave. and 50th St. just after 6:30 a.m.
  • Tampa Bay to hold rally supporting Ferguson, MO

    Tampa Bay to hold rally supporting Ferguson, MO

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-16 03:36:45 GMT
    Tampa Bay area residents are organizing a Stand Up for Justice in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo.The event is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at 3808 N. 22nd St. ...
    Tampa Bay area residents are organizing a Stand Up for Justice in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo.The event is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at 3808 N. 22nd St. ...
  • Tampa man charged with murder of 9-year-old

    Tampa man charged with murder of 9-year-old

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:47:30 GMT
    Felecia WilliamsFelecia Williams
    Family and friends of Felecia Williams have waited for the day someone would be held accountable for Williams' death. Felecia, 9,was found dead, floating in Tampa Bay, in May. ...
    Family and friends of Felecia Williams have waited for the day someone would be held accountable for Williams' death. Felecia, 9,was found dead, floating in Tampa Bay, in May. ...
  • Lakeland police seeks armed robbery suspect

    Lakeland police seeks armed robbery suspect

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:25:42 GMT
    Angel Miguel MolinaAngel Miguel Molina
    Lakeland police is looking for a man in connection with the beating of a 76-year-old female store owner in an $18 heist. The police has issued an arrest warrant for Angel Miguel Molina, 28. ...
    Lakeland police is looking for a man in connection with the beating of a 76-year-old female store owner in an $18 heist. The police has issued an arrest warrant for Angel Miguel Molina, 28. ...
  • Pasco County deputies investigate missing money from Oulsen fund

    Pasco County deputies investigate missing money from Oulsen fund

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:12:17 GMT
    Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Eddie Daniels has confirmed the sheriff's office is launching an investigation into allegations money was taken from the Oulsen Family Fund. ...
    Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Eddie Daniels has confirmed the sheriff's office is launching an investigation into allegations money was taken from the Oulsen Family Fund. ...
  • Police Chief: 'I carry Felecia with me every day'

    Police Chief: 'I carry Felecia with me every day'

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:26:12 GMT
    It's a piece of paper, tattered and torn. The ends are frayed, and the words are fading. But, every single day since May 16th, Temple Terrace Police Chief Kenneth Albano carries it with him.
    It's a piece of paper, tattered and torn. The ends are frayed, and the words are fading. But, every single day since May 16th, Temple Terrace Police Chief Kenneth Albano carries it with him.
  • Dolphin Tale 2 premiere in Clearwater

    Dolphin Tale 2 premiere in Clearwater

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:37:34 GMT
    Clearwater Marine Aquarium will host the premiere for the highly anticipated Dolphin Tale 2 movie on Wednesday, September 10
    Clearwater Marine Aquarium will host the premiere for the highly anticipated Dolphin Tale 2 movie on Wednesday, September 10
  • Bradenton apartment infested with mold, mice

    Bradenton apartment infested with mold, mice

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:20:28 GMT
    Residents of a Bradenton apartment complex say they have problems with mold and rodents, but feel they have no where to turn, as the county says they cannot help.
    Residents of a Bradenton apartment complex say they have problems with mold and rodents, but feel they have no where to turn, as the county says they cannot help.
  • More trouble with Pinellas County 911 system

    More trouble with Pinellas County 911 system

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:15:19 GMT
    Due to the storm, Pinellas County's 9-1-1 was experiencing technical issues late Friday morning. As of 12:20 p.m., the county says the 9-1-1 system is operational, functioning on a backup.
    Due to the storm, Pinellas County's 9-1-1 was experiencing technical issues late Friday morning. As of 12:20 p.m., the county says the 9-1-1 system is operational, functioning on a backup.
  • 'Ice Bucket Challenge' comes to Tampa Bay teams

    'Ice Bucket Challenge' comes to Tampa Bay teams

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:11:27 GMT
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith partakes in the Ice Bucket Challenge (Credit: Tampa Bay Buccaneers)Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith partakes in the Ice Bucket Challenge (Credit: Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
    Chances are you have seen the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" videos that have gone viral all over the internet and now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Lightning, Rays, and USF Bulls have all posted videos and pictures of their own.
    Chances are you have seen the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" videos that have gone viral all over the internet and now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Lightning, Rays, and USF Bulls have all posted videos and pictures of their own.
  • Tampa police shoot mentally ill man, family blames lack of training

    Tampa police shoot mentally ill man, family blames lack of training

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:20:50 GMT
    David Skipper David Skipper
    After shooting their mentally ill son in the back, the Tampa Police Department assured the dead man's parents that officers would get specialized crisis intervention team training. An 8 On Your Side investigation learned that five years later, TPD walked away from that promise.

    After shooting their mentally ill son in the back, the Tampa Police Department assured the dead man's parents that officers would get specialized crisis intervention team training. An 8 On Your Side investigation learned that five years later, TPD walked away from that promise.

  • 911 call: Wrong-way driver made U-turn before hitting ambulance on I-275

    911 call: Wrong-way driver made U-turn before hitting ambulance on I-275

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:49:07 GMT
    A wrong-way driver hit an ambulance on Interstate 275 early Friday morning in Tampa.A wrong-way driver hit an ambulance on Interstate 275 early Friday morning in Tampa.
    Moments before a wrong-way driver crashed into an ambulance on Interstate 275 early Friday morning, the FHP fielded a number of 911 calls from motorists, including one who claimed he saw the wrong way driver do a U-turn on I-4 near exit 3.
    Moments before a wrong-way driver crashed into an ambulance on Interstate 275 early Friday morning, the FHP fielded a number of 911 calls from motorists, including one who claimed he saw the wrong way driver do a U-turn on I-4 near exit 3.
  • Temple Terrace police make arrest in Felecia Williams murder

    Temple Terrace police make arrest in Felecia Williams murder

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:45:44 GMT
    Temple Terrace Police announced Friday they are formally charging Granville Ritchie with murder of 9-year-old Felecia Nicole Williams. Police made the announcement at a news conference where they also released new details about the murder.
    Temple Terrace Police announced Friday they are formally charging Granville Ritchie with murder of 9-year-old Felecia Nicole Williams. Police made the announcement at a news conference where they also released new details about the murder.


  • Camera records man placing skimmer on Hillsborough ATM

    Camera records man placing skimmer on Hillsborough ATM

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:03:30 GMT
    Investigators say a man attached a skimmer to an ATM the Regions Bank ATM at 6297 W. Waters Ave.Investigators say a man attached a skimmer to an ATM the Regions Bank ATM at 6297 W. Waters Ave.
    Do you know the man in the photo? Sheriff's investigators say he attached a skimming device at the Regions Bank ATM at 6297 W. Waters Ave. in Hillsborough County at about 6:30 p.m on August 13. Detectives are asking for help finding the suspect.
    Do you know the man in the photo? Sheriff's investigators say he attached a skimming device at the Regions Bank ATM at 6297 W. Waters Ave. in Hillsborough County at about 6:30 p.m on August 13. Detectives are asking for help finding the suspect.
  • Manatee deputies find missing woman, 96, with dementia

    Manatee deputies find missing woman, 96, with dementia

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:34:48 GMT
    The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has found a missing and endangered 96-year-old woman.
    The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has found a missing and endangered 96-year-old woman.
  • St. Pete man arrested for having sex with teen boy

    St. Pete man arrested for having sex with teen boy

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:51:10 GMT
    Kyle Ostromecky. Mug courtesy MCSOKyle Ostromecky. Mug courtesy MCSO
    St. Petersburg man lured a 13-year-old boy in his car and had sex with him, Manatee deputies said.
    St. Petersburg man lured a 13-year-old boy in his car and had sex with him, Manatee deputies said.
  • 8 On Your Side tests Doctor on Demand App

    8 On Your Side tests Doctor on Demand App

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-08-15 08:34:07 GMT
    Dr. Kortni Flynn with 8 On Your Side's Candace McCowanDr. Kortni Flynn with 8 On Your Side's Candace McCowan
    Imagine not having to go to the doctor's office, but being treated from your own home. There is an app for that.
    Imagine not having to go to the doctor's office, but being treated from your own home. There is an app for that.
  • Community to celebrate new university in Lakeland

    Community to celebrate new university in Lakeland

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-08-15 08:23:55 GMT
    New FL Poly in LakelandNew FL Poly in Lakeland
    Parents and students know college education is expensive. But at the state's newest university it's a bargain.
    Parents and students know college education is expensive. But at the state's newest university it's a bargain.
  • Laughter, love found in Pinellas Parkinson's support groups

    Laughter, love found in Pinellas Parkinson's support groups

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:24:10 GMT
    When you first meet Ann Doehme, it's not her struggle with Parkinson's that you notice.It's her smile, her spunky attitude and her quick wit, sending those she meets into fits of laughter.
    When you first meet Ann Doehme, it's not her struggle with Parkinson's that you notice.It's her smile, her spunky attitude and her quick wit, sending those she meets into fits of laughter.
  • Lakeland Police: men assault 76-year-old woman for $18

    Lakeland Police: men assault 76-year-old woman for $18

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:18:53 GMT
    Lakleand Police are looking for these two men, wanted for the assault of a 76-year-old woman.Lakleand Police are looking for these two men, wanted for the assault of a 76-year-old woman.
    A 76-year-old woman was injured during a strong armed robbery in Lakeland on Thursday afternoon. Lakeland Police officers say two men walked into the Mark Twain Smoke Shop at 124 Main Street and then robbed and assaulted the owner.
    A 76-year-old woman was injured during a strong armed robbery in Lakeland on Thursday afternoon. Lakeland Police officers say two men walked into the Mark Twain Smoke Shop at 124 Main Street and then robbed and assaulted the owner.
  • Popular Fla. nude beach causing problem for wildlife

    Popular Fla. nude beach causing problem for wildlife

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-15 00:53:38 GMT
    Passage Key (Photo provided by US Fish and Wildlife Service)Passage Key (Photo provided by US Fish and Wildlife Service)
    Passage Key is a popular hotspot for nudists located between Anna Maria Island and Egmont Key.
    Passage Key is a popular hotspot for nudists located between Anna Maria Island and Egmont Key.
  • Crist campaign bus hit on way to Tampa

    Crist campaign bus hit on way to Tampa

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:32:26 GMT
    Charlie Crist's campaign bus tour didn't go as planned on Thursday.
    Charlie Crist's campaign bus tour didn't go as planned on Thursday.
  • FWC looking for tarpon DNA from anglers

    FWC looking for tarpon DNA from anglers

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:15:15 GMT
    Photo: FWCPhoto: FWC
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking for you to help with the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study.
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking for you to help with the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study.
  • Pasco sheriff announces latest Spice bust

    Pasco sheriff announces latest Spice bust

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:00:50 GMT
    The latest arrest targets included a gas station owner in Holiday and his supplier.The latest arrest targets included a gas station owner in Holiday and his supplier.
    On Thursday afternoon, Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco revealed his agency's latest crackdown on the illegal marijuana substitute known as "Spice" and many other names. The latest arrest targets included a gas station owner in Holiday and his supplier.
    On Thursday afternoon, Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco revealed his agency's latest crackdown on the illegal marijuana substitute known as "Spice" and many other names. The latest arrest targets included a gas station owner in Holiday and his supplier.
  • Toxic drywall leaves family with 'worthless' home

    Toxic drywall leaves family with 'worthless' home

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:35:29 GMT
    Perry Garcia was thrilled to be able to buy his first house at the age of 21. He saved and started his home search for his growing family of four, including an 18-month old baby.
    Perry Garcia was thrilled to be able to buy his first house at the age of 21. He saved and started his home search for his growing family of four, including an 18-month old baby.
  • NTSB: No obvious cause of Venice Beach plane crash

    NTSB: No obvious cause of Venice Beach plane crash

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:57:06 GMT
    Army Sgt. Ommy Irizarry, 36, and his daughter Oceana, 9, died in the crash. (Photo courtesy Zack Arceneaux)Army Sgt. Ommy Irizarry, 36, and his daughter Oceana, 9, died in the crash. (Photo courtesy Zack Arceneaux)
    Investigators still are not sure what caused a plane to crash on a beach near Venice last month and kill a father and daughter.
    Investigators still are not sure what caused a plane to crash on a beach near Venice last month and kill a father and daughter.
  • Wesley Chapel movie theater shooting suspect wants his guns moved

    Wesley Chapel movie theater shooting suspect wants his guns moved

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:46:56 GMT
    The retired police captain charged with killing a man inside a movie theater asked a judge for modifications to his pre-trial release conditions Thursday.
    The retired police captain charged with killing a man inside a movie theater asked a judge for modifications to his pre-trial release conditions Thursday.
  • Ex-Tarpon Springs police officer found dead in jail cell

    Ex-Tarpon Springs police officer found dead in jail cell

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:47:09 GMT
    Larry Kobielnik Larry Kobielnik
    A former police officer incarcerated in the Pinellas County jail was found dead by apparent suicide Thursday morning.
    A former police officer incarcerated in the Pinellas County jail was found dead by apparent suicide Thursday morning.
  • Clearwater yoga studio joins challenge for a good cause

    Clearwater yoga studio joins challenge for a good cause

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:12:54 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Zephyrhills daycare installs security cams

    Zephyrhills daycare installs security cams

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:03:00 GMT
    A local daycare and preschool is putting security and peace of mind in parents' hands. 
    A local daycare and preschool is putting security and peace of mind in parents' hands. 
  • Riverview fire damages home

    Riverview fire damages home

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:00:43 GMT
    A late evening fire in Riverview damaged a home and displaced a woman Thursday.
    A late evening fire in Riverview damaged a home and displaced a woman Thursday.
  • Fla. students required to take online class to graduate

    Fla. students required to take online class to graduate

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-08-14 13:11:48 GMT
    The Digital Learning Act requires students to take an online course to graduate. Nearly 30% of rising seniors have not met this requirement.
    The Digital Learning Act requires students to take an online course to graduate. Nearly 30% of rising seniors have not met this requirement.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bubba on Tony Stewart: "I will defend my friend"

    EXCLUSIVE: Bubba on Tony Stewart: "I will defend my friend"

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:42:22 GMT
    File photo of Bubba the Love Sponge ClemFile photo of Bubba the Love Sponge Clem
    He's not afraid to speak his mind, especially when it comes to controversy. 
    He's not afraid to speak his mind, especially when it comes to controversy. 
  • Two face charges in death of St. Petersburg teen

    Two face charges in death of St. Petersburg teen

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:24 AM EDT2014-08-14 09:24:40 GMT
    Two drivers are facing charges of DUI Manslaughter after a 17-year-old was hit and killed March 22 in St. Pete Beach.
    Two drivers are facing charges of DUI Manslaughter after a 17-year-old was hit and killed March 22 in St. Pete Beach.
  • Ybor security guards off the job after video of fight

    Ybor security guards off the job after video of fight

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:10:51 GMT
    Security guards in Ybor City are off the job after 8 On Your Side uncovered video of them shoving and pepper spraying a man.
    Security guards in Ybor City are off the job after 8 On Your Side uncovered video of them shoving and pepper spraying a man.
  • Manatee HS coach feels he's pushed out

    Manatee HS coach feels he's pushed out

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:11:32 GMT
    Manatee HS football Coach Joe Kinnan says he's currently out of a job and he feels he's being pushed out of the school district.
    Manatee HS football Coach Joe Kinnan says he's currently out of a job and he feels he's being pushed out of the school district.
  • Youth worker accused of sex assault says it was a set up

    Youth worker accused of sex assault says it was a set up

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:05:54 GMT
    A man accused of assaulting two teenagers at a Manatee County youth academy feels he was set up.
    A man accused of assaulting two teenagers at a Manatee County youth academy feels he was set up.
  • Pinellas 911 busy signal prevents emergency calls from getting through

    Pinellas 911 busy signal prevents emergency calls from getting through

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:50:20 GMT
    Tim Killam thought he was having a stroke early Sunday so he called 911 seven times, each time he got a busy signal. Tim Killam thought he was having a stroke early Sunday so he called 911 seven times, each time he got a busy signal.
    Tim Killam thought he was having a stroke at 2am Sunday morning and didn't know what to do when he called Pinellas 911 and heard a busy signal.
    Tim Killam thought he was having a stroke at 2am Sunday morning and didn't know what to do when he called Pinellas 911 and heard a busy signal.
  • Tampa man suing city after shot by cops during suicide call

    Tampa man suing city after shot by cops during suicide call

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:36:51 GMT
    Jason Turk is suing the Tampa Police Dept. and officer who shot himJason Turk is suing the Tampa Police Dept. and officer who shot him
    A man shot by the Tampa Police Department has filed a federal lawsuit against the police officer who shot him and the City of Tampa.
    A man shot by the Tampa Police Department has filed a federal lawsuit against the police officer who shot him and the City of Tampa.
  • Donate school supplies, get a free haircut in Pasco, Hernando

    Donate school supplies, get a free haircut in Pasco, Hernando

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:20:51 GMT
    Bene's International School of Beauty Facebook photoBene's International School of Beauty Facebook photo
    If you're a parent with a back-to-school budget, this could help you out. Bene's International School of Beauty will be giving free haircuts during the month of August to anyone who donates a school supply.
    If you're a parent with a back-to-school budget, this could help you out. Bene's International School of Beauty will be giving free haircuts during the month of August to anyone who donates a school supply.
  • Girl jumping on bed falls out 3rd story apartment window

    Girl jumping on bed falls out 3rd story apartment window

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:20:49 GMT
    Andover ApartmentsAndover Apartments
    Tampa Fire Rescue crews are responding to a report of a child that fell out of the 3rd story window of an apartment in New Tampa.
    Tampa Fire Rescue crews are responding to a report of a child that fell out of the 3rd story window of an apartment in New Tampa.
  • Raymond James Stadium rolls out new food menu

    Raymond James Stadium rolls out new food menu

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:56:52 GMT
    Pretzels, chicken wings, hamburgers, pizza, sandwiches - all on the new concessions menu at Raymond James Stadium.
    Pretzels, chicken wings, hamburgers, pizza, sandwiches - all on the new concessions menu at Raymond James Stadium.
  • Polk rebuilds from Charley's destruction 10 years later

    Polk rebuilds from Charley's destruction 10 years later

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:46:20 GMT
    Lake Wales after Hurricane Charley hit in 2004 (Photo: National Weather Service Tampa Bay)Lake Wales after Hurricane Charley hit in 2004 (Photo: National Weather Service Tampa Bay)
    They say time flies when you're having fun, but that's also the case when you're rebuilding from hurricane destruction.
    They say time flies when you're having fun, but that's also the case when you're rebuilding from hurricane destruction.
  • Horses for Lex: Sick girl who loves to ride is in for the ultimate surprise

    Horses for Lex: Sick girl who loves to ride is in for the ultimate surprise

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:49:39 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Winter Haven mom accused of leaving 4 kids alone in park

    Winter Haven mom accused of leaving 4 kids alone in park

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:29:57 GMT
    A Winter Haven mother of four has been arrested after lettering her kids walk a half-mile to the park where they stayed alone, police say.
    A Winter Haven mother of four has been arrested after lettering her kids walk a half-mile to the park where they stayed alone, police say.
  • Crash on EB Gandy Bridge with SUV, privately owned school bus

    Crash on EB Gandy Bridge with SUV, privately owned school bus

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-08-13 15:54:39 GMT
    A crash blocked lanes on eastbound Gandy Bridge Wednesday morning.
    A crash blocked lanes on eastbound Gandy Bridge Wednesday morning.
  • Seminole mother's past helps prevent suicide

    Seminole mother's past helps prevent suicide

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-08-13 13:42:22 GMT
    Bonnie McClellandBonnie McClelland
    In Bonnie McClelland's living room, there are pictures of her son, Timothy.When he was 17 years old, he committed suicide in his bedroom.
    In Bonnie McClelland's living room, there are pictures of her son, Timothy.When he was 17 years old, he committed suicide in his bedroom.
  • Bacteria prompts health advisory for Davis Islands Beach

    Bacteria prompts health advisory for Davis Islands Beach

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-13 13:22:20 GMT
    A Health Advisory has been issued for Davis Islands Beach based on the criteria for enterococci bacteria recommended by the EPA. This should be considered a potential risk to the bathing public.
    A Health Advisory has been issued for Davis Islands Beach based on the criteria for enterococci bacteria recommended by the EPA. This should be considered a potential risk to the bathing public.
  • Deputies chase, arrest car theft suspect in Hillsborough

    Deputies chase, arrest car theft suspect in Hillsborough

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-08-13 12:35:26 GMT
    Jason Fulford. Mug shot courtesy HCSO.Jason Fulford. Mug shot courtesy HCSO.
    A suspected car thief lead Hillsborough deputies on a highway chase Wednesday morning. They caught him when he got out of the car after hitting two other vehicles.
    A suspected car thief lead Hillsborough deputies on a highway chase Wednesday morning. They caught him when he got out of the car after hitting two other vehicles.
  • Clearwater Police to patrol Pinellas Trail

    Clearwater Police to patrol Pinellas Trail

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:35 AM EDT2014-08-13 09:35:26 GMT
    Clearwater Police will be patrolling the Pinellas Trail Wednesday. Officers are stepping up enforcement after 41-year-old Lydia Tross was found dead on the trail. 
    Clearwater Police will be patrolling the Pinellas Trail Wednesday. Officers are stepping up enforcement after 41-year-old Lydia Tross was found dead on the trail. 
  • Palmetto youth worker to face judge for sexual battery

    Palmetto youth worker to face judge for sexual battery

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:11 AM EDT2014-08-13 08:11:26 GMT
    Leroy Bostic. Mug shot courtesy MCSOLeroy Bostic. Mug shot courtesy MCSO
    Leroy Bostic, Jr., 34, is set to face a Manatee County judge Wednesday on charges of sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation, and introduction of harmful material to a minor.
    Leroy Bostic, Jr., 34, is set to face a Manatee County judge Wednesday on charges of sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation, and introduction of harmful material to a minor.
  • Hernando woman offended after restaurant service dog dispute

    Hernando woman offended after restaurant service dog dispute

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:38 AM EDT2014-08-13 07:38:42 GMT
    Melanie Lisky and her service dogMelanie Lisky and her service dog
    Melanie Lisky said everything was going fine while out to dinner with two friends in July at the Chili's in Spring Hill at Commercial Way and U.S. 19.
    Melanie Lisky said everything was going fine while out to dinner with two friends in July at the Chili's in Spring Hill at Commercial Way and U.S. 19.
  • Palmetto youth specialist accused of sexually assaulting teens

    Palmetto youth specialist accused of sexually assaulting teens

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:17:14 GMT
    Mug shot of Leroy Bostic Jr, from a previous arrestMug shot of Leroy Bostic Jr, from a previous arrest
    A father is in shock after learning his son is locked up and accused of sexually assaulting two teen boys. Leroy Bostic Jr., 34, is locked up on charges of sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation and introduction of harmful material to a minor.
    A father is in shock after learning his son is locked up and accused of sexually assaulting two teen boys. Leroy Bostic Jr., 34, is locked up on charges of sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation and introduction of harmful material to a minor.
  • 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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