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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

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    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.
    More>>

    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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    • 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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    Major League Baseball

    2015 Avg.
    .217
     
    Career Avg.
    .245
    Name  Colby Rasmus
    Born  8/11/1986
    Height  6-2
    Weight  195
    Number  28
    Position  CF
    Bats  L
    Throws  L
    9/23/2014 1:21:00 PM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus doesn't play every day anymore, but should be in the lineup Tuesday in a favorable matchup.
    Insight: Rasmus is 7-for-10 against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. For the season he's batting just .225, but has shown power with 18 homers and 40 RBI.
     
    9/16/2014 10:21:00 AM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus needs to be in the lineup against the Orioles, for Tuesday night's game.
    Insight: No doubt Rasmus has struggled this season from an average perspective (.226/.288/.449). However, he should be in the lineup tonight when Toronto takes on Ubaldo Jimenez. Rasmus is a career .370 hitter (10-for-27) against him, with seven extra-base hits. If he is active, Rasmus makes for an intriguing daily fantasy play tonight.
     
    Cold8/26/2014 7:07:00 PM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was scratched from the lineup Tuesday due to illness, according to Shi Davidi of sportsnet.ca.
    Insight: Rasmus hit .276 with 22 homers, 66 RBI and an .839 OPS in 118 games last season, but he's batted just .223 with 16 homers, 37 RBI and a .722 OPS in 93 games this year.
     
    Cold8/7/2014 9:50:00 AM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus has just a double in 14 at-bats versus Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez with eight strikeouts.
    Insight: Rasmus had an ugly July batting .198 with a .668 OPS. He's hitting .221 with 15 homers and a .732 OPS for the season, but we don't like him in this matchup.
     
    Cold7/31/2014 8:11:00 PM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was benched Thursday after arriving late, according to Gregor Chisholm of mlb.com.
    Insight: Rasmus' tardiness was an issue in New York and he was the last one to arrive Thursday. He's hitting .219 with 14 homers and a .729 OPS.
     
    Cold7/18/2014 10:12:00 PM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus hit his 13th home run of the season Friday against Texas.
    Insight: Rasmus ended the first half mired in a 5-for-48 (.104) slump. He's batted .217 in 207 at-bats this year.
     
    Cold7/4/2014 10:24:00 AM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was out of Thursday's lineup sue to a right wrist injury suffered in Wednesday's game and is questionable for Friday's game against Oakland
    Insight: Rasmus is also in a 3-for-28 (.107) slide. He's hitting .224 with 12 homers and a .756 OPS on the year.
     
    Cold7/3/2014 7:00:00 PM
    Description: A wrist injury will keep Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus out of Thursday's lineup, according to Gregor Chisholm of mlb.com.
    Insight: Rasmus is also in a 3-for-28 (.107) slide. He's hitting .224 with 12 homers and a .756 OPS on the year.
     
    6/25/2014 10:45:00 AM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus has a .508 slugging percentage against right-handers this season, but he's struggled against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.
    Insight: Rasmus has gone 3-for-28 (.107) with 12 Ks against Kuroda. Avoid him Wednesday even though he's gone 9-for-28 (.321) with six RBI since he returned from the DL.
     
    6/17/2014 11:01:00 PM
    Description: The Blue Jays will activate center fielder Colby Rasmus (hamstring) Wednesday, according to Shi Davidi of sportsnet.ca.
    Insight: Rasmus has been on the disabled list since May 13. He'll return to a .222 average, nine homers, 19 RBI, 19 runs and a .755 OPS.
     
    6/5/2014 6:30:00 PM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus (hamstring) is nearing a rehab assignment, according to Shi Davidi of sportsnet.ca.
    Insight: He could begin playing in minor league games early next week, manager John Gibbons said. Rasmus has been on the disabled list since May 13. He'll return to a .222 average, nine homers, 19 RBI, 19 runs and a .755 OPS.
     
    5/15/2014 4:50:00 PM
    Description: Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus (hamstring) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
    Insight: He exited Monday's contest in the sixth inning after feeling some tightness in his hamstring. Rasmus has flashed some decent power this season (9 HR in 37 games), but has also struck out 47 times in 135 at bats.
     
    5/13/2014 6:44:00 PM
    Description: Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus is hopeful he can return to the lineup within three days. SOURCE: John Lott, National Post
    Insight: The team seems to share his optimism as the Blue Jays have yet to place Rasmus on the disabled list. He exited Monday's contest in the sixth inning after feeling some tightness in his hamstring. Rasmus has flashed some decent power this season (9 HR in 37 games) but has also struck out in almost 35 percent of his at bats.
     
    5/13/2014 3:49:00 PM
    Description: Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus left Monday's game with tightness in his right hamstring and is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
    Insight: The team recalled Kevin Pillar from Triple-A to take his place in the lineup where he was batting .305. Rasmus could end up on the disabled list.
     
    5/12/2014 9:04:00 PM
    Description: Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus left Monday's game with tightness in his right hamstring. SOURCE: Greg Chisholm, MLB.com
    Insight: He went 0-for-3 before exiting. Jose Bautista (.302, 10 HR, 28 RBI) has moved to center field with Scott Tolleson (.333, 0 HR, 2 RBI) taking over in right.
     
    Hot5/6/2014 10:25:00 PM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus went yard for the ninth time this season Tuesday at Philadelphia.
    Insight: Rasmus has homered in four of the past six games and driven in 11 runs during that span. The 27-year-old came in hitting .182 with one homer against lefties but went deep off Cole Hamels on Tuesday. Rasmus is a very streaky hitter due to his high strikeout rate, so enjoy this while it lasts.
     
    Hot5/4/2014 6:40:00 PM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus has homered in three of his last four games.
    Insight: Rasmus (.218) went 3-for-4 with a grand slam Sunday at Pittsburgh. The outfielder drove in nine runs over his last four games after sending home just seven in his first 26.
     
    Cold4/22/2014 11:36:00 AM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus is a cold 1-for-12 against Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez.
    Insight: He's struck out six times. Rasmus (.197, 3 HR, 5 RBI) has struggled while dealing with a hamstring issue over the past three days. It wouldn't be surprising if he got Tuesday off in this unfavorable matchup.
     
    4/18/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus is a cold 1-for-10 against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson.
    Insight: Rasmus (.222, 3 HR, 5 RBI) was in the DH role for both games of Thursday's doubleheader while dealing with a hamstring issue. It wouldn't be surprising he he got Friday off in this unfavorable matchup.
     
    4/17/2014 10:45:00 AM
    Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus (hamstring) is probable for Thursday's doubleheader against Minnesota.
    Insight: Rasmus hasn't played since Sunday, missing two games due to the injury, but should be ready to go Thursday, according to Gregor Chisholm of mlb.com.
     

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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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