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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.
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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'

    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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    • Rain chances going up next week in Tampa Bay area

      Rain chances going up next week in Tampa Bay area

      Sunday, April 19 2015 5:02 PM EDT2015-04-19 21:02:52 GMT
      Sunday evening we are tracking a line of showers and storms in the Gulf, but this is weakening as it approaches the Tampa Bay area.
      Sunday evening we are tracking a line of showers and storms in the Gulf, but this is weakening as it approaches the Tampa Bay area.
    • 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, December 22nd (All times eastern)

    Los Angeles Lakers (12-14) at Golden State Warriors (18-9), 10:30 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - If Steve Nash is able to make his return, the Los Angeles Lakers have a better chance to extend their winning streak to a season high four straight games Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors.

    Nash has been out since a loss at Portland on Oct. 31, when he sustained a fractured left fibula. In his first year with the Lakers, Nash is expected to run the point and manage a team loaded with talent. Now that his former coach in Phoenix, Mike D'Antoni, is running the L.A. show, expectations of a high octane offense are dancing in the minds of the Lakers.

    But Nash just returned to practice for a Lakers team that is 12-14 on the season and has won three in a row since a four-game slide.

    "We don't need to rush it," Nash said after practice. "The tendency is to want to come back as soon as possible, but I don't want to miss another 10 games because I aggravated something."

    D'Antoni was impressed with how Nash practiced Thursday.

    "He looked good, real good," D'Antoni said. "You never know how he wakes up. The first step was good and positive, he looks good on the floor, he said he felt good."

    Nash has said he'll "for sure" be back for LA's Christmas Day game against visiting New York but there's an outside chance his return could come a bit earlier if he's able to go on Saturday.

    The Lakers did not look good in a 101-100 win versus the Charlotte Bobcats the last time out on Tuesday. They were able to erase an 18-point deficit in the third quarter thanks to Kobe Bryant's seventh straight game with 30 or more points. Lakers center Pau Gasol returned to the lineup after missing eight games due to injury and posted 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

    "We didn't panic. We stayed the course," said Bryant, who is the first player in NBA history to score 30-plus points in seven straight games at 34-plus years of age.

    Lakers prized offseason acquisition Dwight Howard registered 16 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks in the win, while Metta World Peace and Jodie Meeks each netted 17 points.

    L.A. looks to improve its 4-8 road record Saturday against the Warriors and has won two straight as the visitor.

    Golden State, which is surprisingly 5 1/2 games ahead of LA in the standings, is coming off a win after coasting to Friday's 115-100 decision over the visiting Bobcats.

    David Lee posted a triple-double and Stephen Curry made a career-high eight 3- pointers to help lift the Warriors.

    Lee posted 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists while Curry hit on 8-of-13 triples en route to 27 points for the Warriors, who bounced back after a loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

    "He's been that good all year long," Golden State head coach Mark Jackson said of Lee. "Stef was again spectacular. Those are my leaders, and they are doing a great job of setting the tone."

    In the victory, Lee scored at least 20 points for the 11th straight game, setting a new career high and Curry knocked down at least seven 3-pointers for the second consecutive contest.

    The Warriors dropped a 101-77 decision at Los Angeles on Nov. 9 this season as Bryant poured in a game-high 27 points in that one. Curry paced Golden State with 18 points and five assists, but his team has lost five in a row and 17 of the last 18 meetings between the Pacific foes.

    The Lakers have won 12 of 14 and 14 of their last 17 at Golden State.

    12/22 10:44:54 ET

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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>>

      • Rain chances going up next week in Tampa Bay area

        Rain chances going up next week in Tampa Bay area

        Sunday, April 19 2015 5:02 PM EDT2015-04-19 21:02:52 GMT
        Sunday evening we are tracking a line of showers and storms in the Gulf, but this is weakening as it approaches the Tampa Bay area.
        Sunday evening we are tracking a line of showers and storms in the Gulf, but this is weakening as it approaches the Tampa Bay area.
      • 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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