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    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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    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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    • 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.
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    Ten AFC veterans who enjoyed Draft Weekend

    Maurice Jones-Drew could be a top-five overall pick in 2009.
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Last week I took a look at ten NFC players who will look back on the 2009 NFL Draft weekend and smile. Now it's time for the AFC side.

    Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville - The Jags said goodbye to Fred Taylor, but didn't draft a running back until the seventh round when they selected Rashard Jennings. It's possible that Jennings could be used in short yardage and goal-line situations, but I'm betting that in 2009 it will be all up to Jones-Drew. Without Taylor stealing 600+ yards in offense, Jones-Drew could be a top-five overall pick.

    Kerry Collins, QB, Tennessee - The team had a great running game with Chris Johnson and LenDale White, but the passing game was simply ugly. Justin Gage led the receivers with 651 yards and six scores while Bo Scaife caught a team- high 58 balls. The addition of wideout Kenny Britt from Rutgers and tight end Jared Cook from South Carolina can help Collins improve on his 12 TD passes, though they'll still be a run-first team.

    Mark Bradley, WR, Kansas City - The Chiefs lost 96 receptions for 1,058 yards and 10 scores from the tight end position, yet didn't draft a TE or WR in the first five rounds. If Bradley can stay healthy he should have a shot at 65-70 catches.

    Carson Palmer, QB, Cincinnati - Although the team didn't draft any of the top wide receivers to groom for the future, they did select a pass-catching tight end in Chase Coffman of Missouri. The Bengals also picked a franchise left tackle in first-round selection Andre Smith to protect Palmer's blind side.

    Derek Anderson, QB, Cleveland - The Browns have Braylon Edwards on their roster, at least for now, and still selected two wide receivers in the second round - Brian Robiskie and Mohammed Massaquoi. That should help make up for the loss of Kellen Winslow.

    Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis - Just what their opponents were hoping for - Manning getting more weapons for his offense. Donald Brown is just the "home run hitter" to replace an oft-injured Joseph Addai and Austin Collie could step in to become the No.3 receiver behind Reggie Wayne and Anthony Gonzalez.

    JaMarcus Russell, QB, Oakland - The team's two leading receivers in 2008 were a tight end (Zach Miller - 56 receptions) and a running back (Darren McFadden - 29 receptions). It makes sense that the Raiders went after wide receiver help and took the fastest guy on the board in Darrius Heyward-Bey. I'm not sure he was the right receiver, but he'll still help.

    Mark Clayton, WR, Baltimore - Derrick Mason is thinking about retirement, yet the Ravens didn't draft a receiver on either day. Should Mason take his 80 catches and 1,037 yards and ride into the sunset, Clayton would be the de facto No.1 receiver. Yes, Baltimore loves to run the ball, but they still threw for over 3,000 yards with a rookie quarterback and someone is going to get all those receptions.

    Kevin Walter, WR, Houston - The only skill position players the Texans drafted were at tight end where they already have a good one in Owen Daniels. With Andre Johnson getting all the attention, Walters racked up 899 yards and eight scores on 60 receptions last year. If quarterback Matt Schaub can stay healthy for a full season, those numbers could increase to make him a solid No.2 fantasy receiver.

    Steve Slaton, RB, Houston - The Texans didn't look or at least didn't find a backup running back for Slaton. With Ahman Green released and Chris Brown always hurt, the team is very thin at the position with just Ryan Moats as a reliable backup. That bodes well for Slaton to see more than the 318 touches he got in 2008. He's a top-10 overall selection.

    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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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

      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>>

      • Great Stuff

      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.
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