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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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    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>>

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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.
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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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      As of 2:00 pm, there is a severe t-storm watch for Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties. This watch is expected to expire at 6pm, but could be extended or counties could be added. 
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      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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    Wednesday, April 17th (All times Eastern)

    Houston Rockets (45-36) at Los Angeles Lakers (44-37), 10:30 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - Playoff scenarios abound at the Staples Center Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Lakers, without star Kobe Bryant, host the Houston Rockets.

    If the Lakers win on Wednesday, not only do they make the playoffs, they vault to the seventh seed. With the victory, the Lakers and Rockets would have the same record and the teams split the season series. The next tiebreaker is record against conference foes.

    If the Lakers lose to the Rockets, and the Utah Jazz lose to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, the Lakers still get into the postseason and will be the eighth seed.

    If the Lakers lose and the Jazz defeat Memphis, Utah goes to the playoffs and the Lakers go to the golf course.

    "We can't look at anybody else for help," Dwight Howard said after Sunday's victory over the San Antonio Spurs. "We got to go out there and get this game and we need everybody behind us pushing us and we're going to go out there and play as hard as we can and we believe that we can win."

    The Lakers have won four straight and six of seven. The win on Sunday was the first since Bryant tore his left Achilles tendon in the fourth quarter of a Friday night victory over the Golden State Warriors.

    Against the Spurs, Howard finally assumed the role of alpha male. He scored 26 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to go with three blocks. Steve Blake, who is starting for the still-injured Steve Nash, had 23 points thanks to 4-for-8 shooting from long distance.

    Nash received an epidural shot and will be sidelined for Wednesday's game. The hope is he will be ready for the playoffs.

    The Rockets can move to sixth in the Western Conference if they beat the Lakers and the Warriors fall on Wednesday in Portland to the Trail Blazers. If Houston bests L.A. and the Warriors beat Portland, Houston stays in seventh. If Houston loses to the Lakers, the Rockets fall to eighth.

    "We just don't know right now. It could literally be anything," said Jeremy Lin.

    Houston did itself no favors on Monday with a 119-112 setback in Phoenix to the Suns, who own the worst record in the Western Conference.

    "This is a bad loss. We did this to ourselves and the frustration is all on us," said Chandler Parsons. "At the end of the day they're still an NBA team and this is their last home game - they're not going to go out easy. But we didn't come ready to play. We didn't play like something was on the line. This is one of those games you look back on and just get really frustrated about how we let it slip away."

    Parsons led the Rockets with 24 points, followed by 23 from Carlos Delfino and 20 from Lin. Houston's leading scorer, James Harden, netted 16 points on 5- for-18 shooting.

    The Rockets have won four of five against the Lakers, but L.A. is 5-1 in its last six against Houston in the Staples Center.

    04/17 10:42:00 ET

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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>>

      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
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      • Showers and storms this afternoon as front arrives in Tampa Bay

        Showers and storms this afternoon as front arrives in Tampa Bay

        Monday, April 20 2015 2:45 PM EDT2015-04-20 18:45:17 GMT
        As of 2:00 pm, there is a severe t-storm watch for Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties. This watch is expected to expire at 6pm, but could be extended or counties could be added. 
        As of 2:00 pm, there is a severe t-storm watch for Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties. This watch is expected to expire at 6pm, but could be extended or counties could be added. 
      • 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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