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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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    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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      It's going to be another nice evening in the Tampa Bay area with a few clouds and temperatures in the 70s. Skies overnight will be partly cloudy with low temperatures in the upper 60s.  
      It's going to be another nice evening in the Tampa Bay area with a few clouds and temperatures in the 70s. Skies overnight will be partly cloudy with low temperatures in the upper 60s.  
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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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    Saturday, March 29th (All times Eastern)

    Los Angeles Clippers (51-22) at Houston Rockets (49-22), 8 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Clippers will close out their tour of Texas Saturday night when they visit the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.

    The Clippers handed the Dallas Mavericks a 109-103 defeat Thursday night thanks to Chris Paul's game-high 31 points and nine assists. Paul made 9-of-18 shots from the field.

    Paul helped the Clippers rebound from a loss to New Orleans on Wednesday in the opener of a five-game road trip.

    "It was big for us," said Paul on the outcome of the game. "This would have been a tough loss especially after last night. Going into Houston is a big game, but it feels good to get a win on this trip."

    Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each recorded double-doubles in the win, as Griffin registered 18 points with 13 rebounds and Jordan added 16 points with 15 boards. Griffin had scored 20 or more points in each of the past 30 games and averaged 27.0 points and 9.1 rebounds in that stretch.

    Los Angeles, which is closing in on a Pacific Division title, sits third in the Western Conference -- one game ahead of Houston -- and leads the NBA with 107.4 points per game.

    The Clippers are 14-2 in their last 16 games and 20-17 as the guest. They still have to visit Minnesota and Phoenix on the road trip.

    Houston has enjoyed a fine month of March and will close it down Saturday versus the Clippers.

    The Rockets have won five in a row and are 10-3 this month. They just handed the Philadelphia 76ers their 26th consecutive loss with Thursday's 120-98 decision, as James Harden posted a triple-double of 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. It was Harden's second career triple-double.

    Terrence Jones tallied 20 points, seven boards, four steals and two blocks for Houston, which improved to 29-7 at home this season. Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons had 17 and 16 points, respectively, with Howard pulling down 13 rebounds.

    "We got into rhythm and guys started getting stops and getting out in transition like we've been doing the last couple of games and it ended up in the result that's been coming the last couple of games," Jones said.

    Houston has won 11 in a row at the Toyota Center and is second behind the Clippers with 107.0 points per game. The Rockets have scored 100 or more points in six straight and 11 of the last 13 games.

    In injury news for Houston, guard Patrick Beverley reportedly suffered a torn meniscus in his knee and had five points in less than eight minutes against the Sixers. Beverley is averaging 9.9 points this season and a timetable for his return is unknown.

    The Rockets have lost the first three meetings with the Clippers this season and are winless in nine of the last 11 games in this series. The Clippers, though, have lost eight of 12 and 14 of their last 20 trips to Houston.

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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>>

      Out and About
      • Great StuffMore>>

      • Warmer temperatures during rest of week, Easter weekend

        Warmer temperatures during rest of week, Easter weekend

        Wednesday, April 1 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-04-01 23:17:09 GMT
        It's going to be another nice evening in the Tampa Bay area with a few clouds and temperatures in the 70s. Skies overnight will be partly cloudy with low temperatures in the upper 60s.  
        It's going to be another nice evening in the Tampa Bay area with a few clouds and temperatures in the 70s. Skies overnight will be partly cloudy with low temperatures in the upper 60s.  
      • 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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