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    Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

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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' Video included

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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>>

    Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

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    The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

    8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

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    News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

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    Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

    8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 7-8 Video included

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    Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

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    For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

    News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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    In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

    Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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    Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

    Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

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    Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
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    • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

      Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

      Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 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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    • Light Rain Saturday in Tampa Bay

      Light Rain Saturday in Tampa Bay

      Friday, February 27 2015 3:44 PM EST2015-02-27 20:44:20 GMT
      "A stalled frontal boundary to our south will lift to the north for Saturday," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
      "A stalled frontal boundary to our south will lift to the north for Saturday," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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    Saturday, January 19th (All times Eastern)

    Washington Capitals (0-0-0) at Tampa Bay Lightning (0-0-0), 7 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - A pair of Southeast Division rivals will begin their lockout-shortened season on Saturday, as the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Washington Capitals .

    The Lightning and Capitals split six meetings in 2011-12 and only one of those contests was decided by more than one goal. The teams each have five wins over the last 10 encounters, but Washington has dropped three straight and five of eight at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

    The Capitals continued a downward trend last season and look to new head coach Adam Oates to turn things around. Washington has made the playoffs in each of the past five seasons, but its 42 wins and 92 points recorded in 2011-12 were the lowest in that span and ended the club's four-season reign as Southeast Division champions.

    Washington general manager George McPhee also shook things up with an offseason trade, acquiring a skilled veteran from the Dallas Stars in Mike Ribeiro, who is expected to center the second line. Ribeiro, who cost the Caps forward Cody Eakin and a second-round pick in the 2012 draft, will be tasked with providing offense from a line that doesn't contain superstar Alex Ovechkin.

    Ribeiro had 18 goals and 63 points for the Stars in 2011-12.

    Oates' biggest task is finding a way to get Ovechkin back on track after the club's shift in philosophy to a more defensive style wreaked havoc with his numbers. The sniper's points total has gone down each season since his 112- point campaign in 2007-08 and he had just an alarming 65 points a season ago. Ovechkin did net 38 goals, six more than he did in 2010-11, but it is no secret that the Capitals are more dangerous when he is netting closer to 50 goals.

    The Caps enter this season with Braden Holtby as the No. 1 option in net after he posted a 1.95 goals-against average and .935 save percentage in 14 playoff games last spring. Holtby was a big reason Washington was able to oust Boston in the first round before losing in seven games to the New York Rangers.

    The Lightning, meanwhile, will try to gain some respect back this season after missing the playoffs in 2011-12.

    After dropping a seven-game series in the Eastern Conference finals to end the 2010-11 season, the Lightning were considered a team on the rise thanks to a 23-point improvement. However, the Bolts took a big step back last season, going from 103 to 84 points and missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. Injuries plagued Tampa Bay for a good chunk of the season as forwards Vincent Lecavalier and Ryan Malone, defenseman Victor Hedman and goaltender Mathieu Garon all missed time, while a knee injury prevented blueliner Mattias Ohlund from suiting up all season.

    With Garon having recently turned 35, the Lightning were in the market for a goaltender of the future and general manager Steve Yzerman hopes to have acquired just that after trading for Nashville Predators netminder Anders Lindback. The 24-year-old Swede is a former seventh-round pick, but was solid in the brief times he filled in for former Vezina Trophy nominee Pekka Rinne. In 38 career games, including 28 starts, he has gone 16-13-2 with a 2.53 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and two shutouts.

    Tampa Bay allowed a league-high 278 goals a season ago, so in addition to trading for Lindback, the club signed defenseman Matt Carle and Sami Salo to shore up its two top defensive pairings with Hedman and Eric Brewer.

    The Lightning's best weapon is still sniper Steven Stamkos, who tries to build off a season in which he scored 60 goals. He was only the second player since the 2005-06 lockout to net 60 goals in a season, joining Ovechkin, who had 65 tallies back in 2007-08.

    Tampa Bay had a terrific 25-14-2 mark at home last season, but its playoff chances were undone by a dismal 13-22-6 record on the road. Washington was just 16-21-4 as the guest in 2011-12.

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      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

      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>>

      • Great Stuff

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

      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>>

      Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

      Updated:

      The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

      Updated:

      Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 7-8 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

      Updated:

      For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      • Great 38More>>

      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 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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      • Light Rain Saturday in Tampa Bay

        Light Rain Saturday in Tampa Bay

        Friday, February 27 2015 3:44 PM EST2015-02-27 20:44:20 GMT
        "A stalled frontal boundary to our south will lift to the north for Saturday," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
        "A stalled frontal boundary to our south will lift to the north for Saturday," said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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