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    PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

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    PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

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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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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      Sunday, April 26 2015 5:12 PM EDT2015-04-26 21:12:30 GMT
      "Mostly dry conditions are expected Sunday night with a partly cloudy sky," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
      "Mostly dry conditions are expected Sunday night with a partly cloudy sky," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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      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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    Friday, March 15th (All times Eastern)

    Charlotte Bobcats (14-50) at Toronto Raptors (25-40), 7 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - The Charlotte Bobcats ended one streak the last time out and look to stop another when they visit the Toronto Raptors Friday from Air Canada Centre.

    The Bobcats are winless in their last five road assignments and own just a 6-26 mark as the guest this season. The Bobcats haven't won on the road since Feb. 19 at Orlando.

    Charlotte dropped 10 in a row from that victory over the Magic, then put the brakes on the slide with a 100-74 win over the Boston Celtics Tuesday night. Gerald Henderson came to play and made 11-of-19 shots for a career-high 35 points. He made all 12 of his free throws and handed out three assists.

    "It feels good to win again," Henderson said. "We work hard every day to get a win out here. It's just extra special to do it with a career night. We played hard out there and it paid off."

    Henderson is averaging 16.2 ppg in the last 19 games and has scored at least 20 points in two of his previous three contests.

    Ben Gordon added 17 points and Josh McRoberts recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets. Kemba Walker notched 10 points and four steals in the win, helping Charlotte record the largest margin of victory since a 104-65 besting of the Miami Heat Jan. 20, 2010.

    The 74 points allowed by the Bobcats were a season low, which is a tremendous stride since they give up an average of 103.0 ppg this season (third worst).

    Charlotte is slated to visit Boston on Saturday.

    Toronto is back from its trip to New England and sustained a 112-88 loss on Wednesday against the Celtics, a team Friday night's opponent just defeated.

    The Raptors used a 9-0 run in the third quarter to trim a 13-point deficit, but the Celtics responded with a 14-4 bulge and led by an 81-62 score heading into the fourth quarter. Toronto lost for the seventh time in nine tries.

    "We had a four-point game in the third quarter and then we let frustration set in," said Raptors coach Dwane Casey. "We haven't been getting calls all year and that frustrates us, and we can't let it happen. But again, when a team turns it up like that, we have got to turn back our fire and get back into them. And I thought that was the difference in the game. They turned up the heat and we didn't respond."

    Rudy Gay, who made only 7-of-19 shots, paced the Raptors with 19 points, while DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross finished with 17 and 13 points, respectively. Gay is averaging 19.6 ppg in 17 games since the Raptors acquired him from Memphis and has led the team in scoring 10 times.

    DeRozan has appeared in seven games this month, posting 16.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

    After Friday's game versus Charlotte, the Raptors, who are 16-16 up north and are scheduled to play three of the next four at home, will welcome the Miami Heat to Air Canada Centre Sunday.

    The Raptors and Bobcats have split a pair of meetings this season with each team prevailing on its home court. Charlotte is 7-2 in the past nine matchups with Toronto.

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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

      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

      Updated:

      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament
      Updated:

      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      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>>

      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>>

      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>>

      Out and About
      • Great StuffMore>>

      • Higher storm chances this week in Tampa Bay area

        Higher storm chances this week in Tampa Bay area

        Sunday, April 26 2015 5:12 PM EDT2015-04-26 21:12:30 GMT
        "Mostly dry conditions are expected Sunday night with a partly cloudy sky," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
        "Mostly dry conditions are expected Sunday night with a partly cloudy sky," 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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