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    Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

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    You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

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    News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

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    JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

    News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

    Updated:

    The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

    St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

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    Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

    Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

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    Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

    New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

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    Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. More>>

    News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

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    Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

    Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

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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

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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.
    More>>

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

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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>>

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      Friday, April 17 2015 4:57 PM EDT2015-04-17 20:57:45 GMT
      "Extra clouds will linger across the Tampa Bay area Sunday night, but rain chances are fairly low," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
      "Extra clouds will linger across the Tampa Bay area Sunday night, but rain chances are fairly low," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
    • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

      Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

      Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 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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    Saturday, May 17th (All times eastern)

    Seattle Mariners (20-21) at Minnesota Twins (20-20), 7:10 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Seattle - Roenis Elias (3-2, 3.50) Minnesota - Samuel Deduno (0-2, 3.64)

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins try to match their longest winning streak of the season this evening as they entertain the Seattle Mariners in the second of a three-game series at Target Field.

    Breaking even after 40 games, the Twins have won three consecutive outings twice previously and are shooting for a third straight and fifth in the last six outings on Saturday as they follow up their 5-4 win in the series opener last night.

    Second in the American League Central standings, 6 1/2 games behind the streaking Detroit Tigers, Minnesota erupted for 12 hits and scored at least one run in four consecutive innings as they slipped by the Mariners. Brian Dozier and Josmil Pinto were two of the fourth players with at least two hits and each went deep for the hosts. Despite batting only .250 to this point Dozier, now in his third season with Minnesota, already has 10 home runs.

    Kyle Gibson captured the win for the Twins as the starter lasted seven innings, allowing just a single run on six hits and a couple of walks, while striking out four. Reliever Caleb Thielbar was roughed up for three runs as he recorded just a single out, but Casey Fien and Glen Perkins righted the ship as the latter claimed his 11th save.

    "Another exciting baseball game," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire noted. "Our guys came out swinging and got a lead but we had to hang on there a little bit. Perk at the end -- that was huge. It was a big comeback for him after yesterday."

    Seattle, which has now lost three in a row and is a game below .500 overall, sits in third place in the AL West, trailing Oakland and Anaheim following the first setback of the campaign for Chris Young. The hurler made it through seven innings, but gave up all five runs on 10 hits and failed to strike out a single batter.

    "It just wasn't my best," said Young. "When I made a mistake, they hit it. And when I made a good pitch, I felt like they hit it, too. Some nights you run into a hot team and you tip your hat. It's just one of those nights. The guys gave it a fight and tried to come back and bail me out, I just dug 'em too big a hole."

    At the plate, Dustin Ackley knocked in a pair for the Mariners, while Michael Saunders and Robinson Cano combined for five of the unit's nine hits overall.

    The Mariners have tapped rookie hurler Roenis Elias as their starter for tonight's meeting in Minneapolis. The left-hander has won two of his last four outings, but was roughed up a bit on Sunday when he was touched for five runs -- three earned -- through five innings versus Kansas City. The youngster scattered a career-high nine hits and struck out five before exiting.

    A game over .500 at the moment, the last setback for Elias came in a 7-0 shutout against Miami on the road almost a month ago.

    Seeking his first victory of the 2014 campaign, Samuel Deduno is slated to take the hill for the Twins this time around. The right-hander, who already has a career mark of 2-1 with a 0.90 ERA in three appearances against Seattle, lasted a season-high six inning on Sunday against Detroit on the road, giving up three runs on six hits, while striking out five in what turned into a 4-3 win for Minnesota.

    Over the last week Minnesota has had the most productive hitters in the American League, batting a combined .297, while Seattle, which is second from the bottom in hitting on the season overall (.232), is much further down on that list through the last six games at .236.

    The Twins claimed a narrow advantage in the series last season, 4-3, but only after picking up a mere two wins in 10 attempts in 2012 versus Seattle.

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      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

      Updated:

      JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

      News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

      Updated:

      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

      Updated:

      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

      New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

      Updated:

      Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      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>>

      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

      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'

      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>>

      Out and About
      • Great StuffMore>>

      • Summer heat this weekend for Tampa Bay

        Summer heat this weekend for Tampa Bay

        Friday, April 17 2015 4:57 PM EDT2015-04-17 20:57:45 GMT
        "Extra clouds will linger across the Tampa Bay area Sunday night, but rain chances are fairly low," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
        "Extra clouds will linger across the Tampa Bay area Sunday night, but rain chances are fairly low," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 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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