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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>>

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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>>

    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>>

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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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    Thursday, October 3rd (All times Eastern)

    Tampa Bay Lightning (0-0-0) at Boston Bruins (0-0-0), 7 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The defending Eastern Conference champions will open the 2013-14 season on home ice, as the Boston Bruins welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning for Thursday's battle at TD Garden.

    Thursday's contest is the first divisional matchup between the Lightning and Bruins, who both play in the Atlantic Division thanks to the onset of realignment. Boston dominated the Lightning during the 2013 season, winning all three meetings while allowing Tampa to score a total of four goals.

    The Bruins, who won a Stanley Cup in 2011, returned to the final round of the playoffs last spring before losing in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Considering the Bruins came within two wins of claiming their second championship in three years, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli was expected to make few changes to his roster in the offseason but he wound up doing the opposite. The Bruins traded away the likes of Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley to Dallas and also watched as other players like Nathan Horton, Jaromir Jagr and Anton Khudobin left for free agency.

    Chiarelli did make up for the loss of Jagr by signing veteran winger Jarome Iginla to a one-year, $6 million contract over the summer. That came after Iginla drew the ire of Boston fans by choosing Pittsburgh over the Bruins at the 2013 trade deadline.

    Getting another winger -- Loui Eriksson -- from Dallas in the Seguin deal also could help spark an offense that ranked 13th in the NHL in scoring during the 2013 regular season.

    With Tuukka Rask between the pipes, Zdeno Chara on the blue line and head coach Claude Julien behind the bench, the Bruins expect to return to the playoffs for a seventh straight year in 2013-14, but time will only tell if the roster overhaul helps them make another trip to the Cup Finals or not.

    "I think we're still a great team and have a lot of potential," Bruins center Patrice Bergeron told his team's website. "It's a long season like we all know and we have to make sure we do the right thing. It's so cliche but it's still the same thing again, you have to start all the way back down the mountain and climb our way back up, so that's the way we have to look at it."

    The Lightning, meanwhile, will try to get this season off to a good start after missing out on the playoffs for a second straight spring in 2013. One big reason Tampa failed to qualify for the postseason last season was the club only managed to go 6-16-2 in road games during the lockout-shortened campaign.

    Tampa Bay heads into this season with a new captain in longtime winger Martin St. Louis, who was recently named as the replacement for the departed Vincent Lecavalier.

    "Marty embodies everything a captain should be," said Lightning head coach Jon Cooper. "The captaincy is one of the highest honors in hockey and Marty is well-deserving."

    Lecavalier, the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, had spent his entire career in Tampa before having his contract bought out by GM Steve Yzerman and the Lightning front office during the offseason. The departure of Lecavalier, who went on to sign a five-year deal with Philadelphia last summer, leaves St. Louis as the only player left from the franchise's one and only Stanley Cup championship victory in 2004.

    With St. Louis, who led the NHL in scoring with 60 points in 48 games last season, and sniping centerman Steven Stamkos leading the offensive attack, the Lightning will be a dangerous scoring team once again. Stamkos had 29 goals during the shortened season, leaving him behind only Washington's Alex Ovechkin for the NHL's goal-scoring crown.

    However, the Bolts finished third in the NHL in offense with an average of 3.06 goals per game in 2013, but the club also surrendered 3.05 goals per contest and that brutal defensive effort is what led to Tampa finishing 14th in the Eastern Conference standings.

    Yzerman and Cooper, who had the interim tag removed from his title during the offseason, hope the team defense or goaltending can improve in 2013-14.

    During last season, Yzerman traded forward Cory Conacher to Ottawa in exchange for goaltender Ben Bishop and he is expected to split time in net this season with Anders Lindback.

    Oft-injured Lightning forward Ryan Malone, who played in only 24 games last season, battled an upper-body injury during the preseason, but is expected to play on Thursday.

    Boston forward David Krejci, who was named an alternate captain by Boston earlier this week, is questionable for Thursday's game due to back spasms. Krejci led Boston with 26 points in 22 playoff contests last spring.

    10/03 10:53:19 ET

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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>>

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      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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      • Isolated showers Sunday afternoon

        Isolated showers Sunday afternoon

        Saturday, April 18 2015 4:54 PM EDT2015-04-18 20:54:17 GMT
        Saturday was a warm summer-like day and Saturday evening's rain chances will remain fairly low.
        Saturday was a warm summer-like day and Saturday evening's rain chances will remain fairly low.
      • 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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