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    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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    Wednesday, December 26th (All times Eastern)

    Los Angeles Lakers (14-14) at Denver Nuggets (15-14), 9 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Lakers are getting healthy and it is transforming them into contenders once again.

    The Lakers try to move above .500 for the first time in over a month on Wednesday night as they put their season-high winning streak on the line against the Denver Nuggets.

    Los Angeles has ripped off five straight victories to get to .500 at 14-14. It hasn't been above .500 since a 6-5 mark on Nov. 20, but the return of guard Steve Nash may in fact be the missing spark.

    Nash missed 24 straight contests with a fractured left leg suffered in the Lakers' second game of the season before returning to action on Dec. 22 at Golden State.

    Nash had 12 points and nine assists in his return and followed that up with 16 points, 11 assists and six rebounds in Tuesday's 100-94 Christmas Day win over the New York Knicks.

    "I hope we're playing the best basketball we've played," said Nash. "I hope we're learning from our experiences and our games. I think we're seeing more assists and less turnovers. The ball's moving, and I think defensively and particularly in the second half, we've been a lot better."

    Kobe Bryant upped his league-leading scoring average to 29.9 points per game after logging 34 in Tuesday's win. It was his ninth straight game of 30-plus points, but Bryant was impressed with Los Angeles locking things down defensively in the final quarter.

    "We held them to 16 points in the fourth quarter and played good defense," Bryant said. "We did it as a group and we did it in stages. It's a process, we just tried to get better."

    Metta World Peace added 20 points and seven rebounds, while Pau Gasol had 13 points, eight boards and six assists.

    The Nuggets will try to avoid becoming a victim at the Staples Center for a second day in a row after dropping a 112-100 decision to the hosting Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

    Denver held a one-point lead after the first, but was outscored 42-22 in the second as the Clippers extended their winning streak to 14 straight games.

    "I thought we had a really good game going until the second quarter," Denver coach George Karl admitted. "They created a lot of their offense off our bad offense. They have a confidence right now that is pretty powerful."

    Kosta Koufos paced the Nuggets with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Ty Lawson chipped in 15 points and five assists in the setback, Denver's second in its last three games.

    The Nuggets also fell to 7-13 on the road this season, but are 8-1 at home, where they have won six straight and haven't lost since Nov. 15.

    Denver's road record does include a setback to the Lakers on Nov. 30. One game after being held to just 77 points in a loss, Los Angeles got things going in a 122-103 win.

    Dwight Howard had 28 points and 20 rebounds, while Antawn Jamison (33 points) and Jodie Meeks (21 points) became the first Lakers reserves to combine for at least 54 points since Feb. 6, 1994.

    Danilo Gallinari scored a team-high 19 points and Andre Iguodala added 14 points for the Nuggets, who have lost three straight and five of their past seven versus the Lakers.

    Los Angeles, though, has dropped five of its past seven in Denver.

    12/26 10:51:42 ET

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      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>>

      • Great Stuff

      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>>

      Enter to win tickets to Nitro Jam

      The Great 38 is giving tickets to Nitro Jam. Enter below for your chance to win. More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | March 14-15 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun events happening in Tampa Bay this weekend! 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>>

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