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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'

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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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      Friday, April 17 2015 4:57 PM EDT2015-04-17 20:57:45 GMT
      "Extra clouds will linger across the Tampa Bay area Sunday night, but rain chances are fairly low," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
      "Extra clouds will linger across the Tampa Bay area Sunday night, but rain chances are fairly low," 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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    Sacramento Kings

    Position
    C
     
    Jersey
    34
    Name  Jason Thompson
    Born  7/21/1986
    Height  6-11
    Weight  250
    College  Rider
    12/7/2014 10:40:00 AM
    Description: Kings forward Jason Thompson went 9-of-12 from the field on Saturday night.
    Insight: He finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, foru assists, and one turnover. However, he is averaging just 4.9 ppg and 6.4 rpg, making him an irrelevant option.
     
    11/20/2014 2:02:00 PM
    Description: Kings forward Jason Thompson is probable for Thursday's game against Chicago with tightness in left quadriceps.
    Insight: Thompson's game Tuesday, playing with the quad injury, was the best of the season - 15 points and nine rebounds.
     
    10/25/2014 5:11:00 PM
    Description: Kings forward Jason Thompson will open up the season as the team's starting power forward.
    Insight: He still is not a fantays-relevant player. At the very least, owners con monitor his prgress early on, but Thompson should remain undrafted.
     
    1/12/2014 9:51:00 PM
    Description: Kings forward Jason Thompson was all over the boards Sunday night against Cleveland.
    Insight: He led the way with 16 rebounds in 31 minutes of court time. Thompson also added eight points and two blocked shots. He's averaging almost ten rebounds per game for the month of January (9.6 rpg).
     
    12/9/2013 10:08:00 AM
    Description: Sacramento PF Jason Thompson may be the big loser in the Kings' trade for Rudy Gay if the team decides to use Derrick Williams at the big forward spot.
    Insight: Rumors have the team looking to trade Thompson, but for now Williams could eat into Thompson's minutes. The Rider alum is current posting a less-than-desired 7.1 ppg and 5.6 rpg.
     
    4/4/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Description: Sacramento forward Jason Thompson posted a double-double Wednesday in a loss to Houston (17 points, 15 rebounds).
    Insight: Well, that's a little out of left field. Thompson can score (10.8 ppg) but he's never been a great rebounder for his size (just 6.7 boards per contest this season). Head coach Keith Smart seems to prefer Thompson over Patrick Patterson so at the very least he should see a lot of playing time down the stretch.
     
    3/3/2013 8:37:00 PM
    Description: Kings power forward Jason Thompson had 18 points and 14 rebounds with two steals Sunday versus Charlotte.
    Insight: It was just the third double-double Thompson has since the calendar flipped to 2013 but he did average 12.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in February.
     
    Hot1/2/2013 9:33:00 PM
    Description: Kings power forward Jason Thompson had 19 points and 10 rebounds with three blocks Wednesday at Cleveland.
    Insight: Thompson is averaging 18.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game over his last three games.
     
    1/1/2013 10:08:00 PM
    Description: Kings power forward Jason Thompson followed up a season-high 20-point game with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting with six rebounds and one block Tuesday.
    Insight: Thompson is shooting better than 51 perecnt from the field while averaging 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game, certainly fantasy-worthy numbers.
     
    12/20/2012 11:34:00 AM
    Description: Kings power forward Jason Thompson tied a season-high with 15 rebounds and three blocks Wednesday against the Warriors. Thompson added 10 points and three assists in the game.
    Insight: Thompson (11.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.0 bpg) has once again endured the Kings acquiring another high-profile big man (Thomas Robinson, No. 5 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft), averaging 30 mpg.
     
    6/28/2012 8:14:00 PM
    Description: The Kings extended a qualifying offer to forward-center Jason Thompson this week, according to the Sacramento Bee, but his role may be limited now that No. 5 overall draft choice Thomas Robinson is in the fold.
    Insight: Thompson has endured as the Kings acquired frontcourt players such as DeMarcus Cousins, Samuel Dalembert, Chuck Hayes and J.J. Hickson, but the selection of Robinson to play power forward may dramatically reduce his role next season.
     
    4/6/2012 3:26:00 PM
    Description: Jason Thompson had 15 points and 16 rebounds in 39 minutes on Thursday against the Clippers.
    Insight: Thompson has been up and down since returning from a two-game absence due to an ankle injury. He scored just two points on Tuesday, so hopefully this starts another hot trend for him. Keep playing him, but temper your expectations and know that he's capable of throwing up a dud on any given night.
     
    Hot3/29/2012 9:22:00 AM
    Description: Jason Thompson (ankle) returned to the Kings lineup on Wednesday against San Antonio, playing 37 minutes and contributing 15 points, seven boards, three steals, three blocks and two assists.
    Insight: Quite a performance for Thompson in his return. He averaged 17.6 points and 13.6 rebounds in the five games before the injury, so it's good to see him get back in action. He's a must start, as it doesn't seem like the injury will be an issue going further.
     
    3/27/2012 10:02:00 AM
    Description: Jason Thompson (ankle) didn't dress for Monday's game after taking part in pregame drills. He's considered day-to-day, and he could be back for Sacramento's road tilt vs. San Antonio on Wednesday if he doesn't have a setback.
    Insight: The injury came at an unfortunate time for Thompson owners. The forward had recorded five straight double-doubles before rolling his ankle on March 22. Wait to see if Thompson is fully healthy before plugging him back into your lineup, as the Kings could decide to pull him after pregame drills like they did on Monday.
     
    3/26/2012 6:01:00 PM
    Description: Jason Thompson (ankle) will be back in the Kings' starting lineup Monday night in Houston.
    Insight: Thompson missed Saturday night's matchup with Golden State after he rolled his ankle in a game earlier in the week. Thompson has been a double-double machine lately (16.8 ppg, 13.3 rpg in his last four contests). Until Thompson's stats come back down to Earth, you have got to keep playing him.
     
    Hot3/23/2012 10:25:00 AM
    Description: Jason Thompson hurt his ankle against Golden State on Thursday night, but x-rays were negative and he expects to play on Saturday.
    Insight: Thompson has been playing some of the best ball of his career, posting five consecutive double-doubles (17.6 ppg, 13.6 rpg) and it would be a shame to see him sit out because of injury while he is on such a nice roll. If he plays, he is a must-start.
     
    2/26/2011 10:50:00 PM
    Description: Jason Thompson hurt his right leg and was unable to finish Saturday night's game. Marcus Thornton compounded his solid debut with another nice outing of 15 points, three assists, and a steal in 31 minutes.
    Insight: The extent of Thompson's injury is not yet known, but anything is possible at this moment. He was playing well, so his owners need to make sure they're adding a quality player if they can't wait for J.T.
     
    2/24/2011 12:01:00 AM
    Description: Jason Thompson (17 points, four boards, five assists, two blocks, and a steal) and Jermaine Taylor (21 points, five boards, and a three) both came to play in the win at Orlando.
    Insight: Thompson deserves a look in most leagues now that the four-way split is just three in the frontcourt. Taylor looks good and all, but Marcus Thornton has a bit more allure as an add since we've seen him go off over a long period of time (last season).
     
    1/29/2011 10:45:00 PM
    Description: The Kings broadcast team is reporting the Jason Thompson has a sprained ankle and will not return.
    Insight: He only lased eight minutes before the injury and we'll probably know more about how bad it is tomorrow. In the meantime, Dalembert and Landry are much more attractive players in standard leagues.
     
    1/15/2011 10:27:00 PM
    Description: Jason Thompson came out like gangbusters to start the game by scoring 20 points in the first half. He finished with 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting with seven boards.
    Insight: The Kings frontcourt rotation is about as easy to solve as a Rubik's cube. Big men are tough to come by, which makes Thompson a decent add in deeper leagues.
     

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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>>

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      • Summer heat this weekend for Tampa Bay

        Summer heat this weekend for Tampa Bay

        Friday, April 17 2015 4:57 PM EDT2015-04-17 20:57:45 GMT
        "Extra clouds will linger across the Tampa Bay area Sunday night, but rain chances are fairly low," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
        "Extra clouds will linger across the Tampa Bay area Sunday night, but rain chances are fairly low," 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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