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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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    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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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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    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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      "Extra clouds will linger across the Tampa Bay area Sunday night, but rain chances are fairly low," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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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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    NFL Preseason Preview - N.Y. Giants (0-0) at Jacksonville (0-0)



    By Scott Garbarini, NFL Editor

    (Sports Network) - Though the New York Giants had to replace a number of key players from last year's Super Bowl champion squad, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be the one with the most conspicuous absence when the two teams open up their 2012 preseasons with a showdown at EverBank Field.

    Mike Mularkey's initial offseason as the Jaguars' head coach has been a tumultuous one so far, with two expected major offensive contributors missing the early stages of training camp because of contract disputes. The team remains at odds with star running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who's seeking a sizeable raise over his current 2012 salary of $4.45 million after leading the NFL in rushing a year ago, and a resolution doesn't appear to be coming any time in the near future.

    With Jones-Drew not present, Mularkey and his staff will use Friday's contest to prep promising understudy Rashard Jennings for a possible every-down role to begin the regular season, with players such as special-teams ace Montell Owens, Jalen Parmele and DuJuan Harris likely receiving extended looks in case they'll be needed as backups when the games do count.

    Jacksonville was able to finally reach an agreement with rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon on a four-year contract on Monday, putting an end to the No. 5 overall pick of this past draft's 12-day holdout. The two-time Biletnikoff Award winner is still getting up to speed in the offense, however, and won't make his debut until the Jags' Aug. 17 matchup at New Orleans.

    Left guard Will Rackley and defensive end Austen Lane are also out for Jacksonville due to ankle sprains, with Lane's injury providing an opportunity for 2012 second-round selection Andre Branch to work with the starters.

    While Jaguars fans will have to wait for their first in-game glimpse of Blackmon, they'll sure to be monitoring how quarterback Blaine Gabbert performs as he begins his second pro season. The 2011 first-round choice had a dud of a debut as the triggerman of an offense that finished at the bottom of the NFL in both total yards and passing yards, and though he's still entrenched as the starter at the moment, the team did sign ex-Dolphin Chad Henne during the offseason as insurance if Gabbert's struggles continue.

    The Giants will be in action for the first time since their thrilling 21-17 victory over New England in Super Bowl XLVI, but do so without several contributors to last season's playoff run. Wide receiver Mario Manningham, running back Brandon Jacobs, tight end Jake Ballard and cornerback Aaron Ross were among those that were either released or departed via free agency.

    Ross signed a three-year contract with the Jaguars in March and is competing with franchise stalwart Rashean Mathis for the starting nod at left cornerback during camp.

    New York also won't have the services of top wideout Hakeem Nicks, who's on the mend from surgery to repair a fractured foot suffered during the spring. Cornerback Terrell Thomas, who missed all of last year with an ACL tear, is likely out for the entire exhibition slate after hurting the same knee in a recent practice.

    Linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring), defensive tackle Chris Canty (knee surgery recovery) and tight end Travis Beckum (torn ACL) will also be part of the Giants' inactive list against the Jaguars.

    New York may have found ready-made replacements for Jacobs and Manningham by landing David Wilson and Rueben Randle in the first two rounds of April's draft. Wilson is currently operating as the main understudy to returning starter Ahmad Bradshaw at running back, while Randle is part of a camp battle with veteran Domenik Hixon and second-year man Jerrel Jernigan to be the No. 3 receiver.

    These teams have split six previous preseason meetings, all of which were held between 1996 and 2001 when Giants head coach Tom Coughlin then held the same position with the Jaguars. New York evened the series by virtue of a 27-5 home triumph in 2001, but is just 1-2 in the games played in Jacksonville.

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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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