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    Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

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    We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
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    USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

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    Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

    Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

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    In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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    Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

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    Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

    Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

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    The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

    8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

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    See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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    News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

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    Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

    8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 7-8 Video included

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    Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

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    For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

    News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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    In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

    Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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    Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

    Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

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    Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
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      Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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      Fog expected Thursday morning

      Wednesday, March 4 2015 3:14 PM EST2015-03-04 20:14:39 GMT
      Wednesday night will be another very mild one. Temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 60s with mostly clear skies.
      Wednesday night will be another very mild one. Temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 60s with mostly clear skies.
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    Make or break in Week 2
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - You don't want to overreact after one week, but the storm clouds are already gathering ominously over some NFL players.

    One week is not enough to cast judgments, but starting off the season with two straight poor performance can be enough to cause a coaching staff to lose faith in a player. The season is only 16 games long and coaches cannot afford to be patient when they have other players doing a good job.

    That's why some of fantasy's top picks are already facing make-or-break games in Week 2.

    Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans - After producing 5,702 yards from scrimmage and 47 touchdowns over the last three seasons, Foster has somewhat of a long leash, but it is shortening rapidly. NFL teams have never been hesitant to discard running backs when they are past their prime, and Foster looked like he was running on empty Monday night against San Diego after missing the entire preseason with calf and back injuries. Foster rushed for just 57 yards on 18 carries, couldn't convert in several short-yardage situations and dropped two passes on third down. Meanwhile, Ben Tate had 55 rushing yards on nine carries and coach Gary Kubiak said after the game that he regretted not giving Tate more snaps. If Tate outshines Foster again Sunday against Tennessee, we could be looking at a full-blown timeshare.

    C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills - The Bills' plan to run Spiller "until he throws up" hit a snag in Week 1 when Spiller coughed up the football and ended up with 41 yards on 17 carries with a long gain of nine yards. Fred Jackson looked particularly spry for a 32-year-old, turning 17 touches into 108 yards from scrimmage. If Spiller can't find any running room against the Carolina Panthers' stout front seven but Jackson can, new Bills coach Doug Marrone may continue to go to the veteran more often in the coming weeks.

    David Wilson, RB, New York Giants - Anyone who watched Sunday night's game would likely say Wilson is already broken after losing two fumbles, finishing with seven carries for 19 yards and generally looking lost in pass protection. But the Giants have no choice but to trust Wilson for at least one more game considering their other options at running back. If he fails again, though ... well, Giants coach Tom Coughlin has never been a patient man.

    Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, New England Patriots - Thompkins, an undrafted rookie, was miserable in his debut despite being targeted 14 times by Tom Brady. As the Boston Globe pointed out Wednesday, Thompkins double-clutched his catches, slipped and fell several times, failed to get his second foot in twice and ran the wrong route at the goal line to cause a sack. With Danny Amendola injured (already), Rob Gronkowski still out and Shane Vereen on short-term injured reserve, New England needs Thompkins to make plays. If he isn't a factor Thursday against the New York Jets, he's not going to be a factor the rest of the season.

    Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots - Ridley, like David Wilson, nearly fumbled away his starting job in Week 1 but will keep it in Week 2 based on his team's other options at the position. With Vereen on the sidelines, New England either has to go with Ridley or give LeGarrette Blount, Leon Washington and Brandon Bolden significant carries. If Ridley doesn't run with confidence Thursday, coach Bill Belichick won't hesitate to go in another direction.

    Daryl Richardson, RB, St. Louis Rams - Richardson had the starting job all to himself in the first game with Isaiah Pead suspended, but he failed to make a lasting impression. The sophomore back rushed 20 times for 63 yards with a long gain of 10. Pead will return this week and jump right to second on the depth chart. The Rams don't figure to do much running on the road at Atlanta, but Richardson needs to look like a starting-caliber tailback when he does get the chance to hold off Pead, who was selected five rounds earlier in the 2012 NFL Draft.

    Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins - Miller was so bad in Week 1 at Cleveland that he made Daniel Thomas look competent, and Thomas only had 14 rushing yards on eight carries. Miller, who had three measly rushing yards on 10 carries, will get an easier match at Indianapolis in Week 2. It will be important for Miller to make a big play or two to remind coach Joe Philbin what he can do that Thomas cannot.

    Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins - Even with another dud in Week 2, Wallace isn't in danger of losing his job -- the team didn't sign him to a $60 million contract to sit behind Brandon Gibson -- but he will lose fantasy owners' trust if he is invisible again against Indianapolis. At least in Week 1 he had the excuse of matching up with Cleveland lock-down cornerback Joe Haden, but the Colts gave up some big plays to Oakland and Terrelle Pryor and won't be able to take away Wallace's side of the field. He must show up on the stat sheet to avoid fantasy benches.




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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      • Great Stuff

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

      Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

      Updated:

      The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

      Updated:

      Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 7-8 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

      Updated:

      For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      • Great 38More>>

      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
      Out and About
      • Great StuffMore>>

      • Fog expected Thursday morning

        Fog expected Thursday morning

        Wednesday, March 4 2015 3:14 PM EST2015-03-04 20:14:39 GMT
        Wednesday night will be another very mild one. Temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 60s with mostly clear skies.
        Wednesday night will be another very mild one. Temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 60s with mostly clear skies.
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