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    PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

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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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    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>>

    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.
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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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    Saturday, April 27th (All times Eastern)

    Carolina Hurricanes (19-24-4) at Pittsburgh Penguins (35-12-0), 7:30 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - The top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins will try to avoid closing the regular season on a three-game slide when they host the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday's clash at CONSOL Energy Center.

    Having locked up the No. 1 playoff seed in the East a week ago, Pittsburgh has had little to play for in the final days of the regular season. Still, the club hasn't lost three in a row at any point this season and the Penguins don't want to enter the postseason on a down note.

    The Penguins dropped their second straight regulation game in Thursday's 3-2 loss at New Jersey. Pittsburgh scored the first two goals of the game before letting the Devils, who have been eliminated from playoff contention, slowly turn the tables.

    Matt Cooke and Jussi Jokinen both tallied for the Penguins, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 stops in the loss.

    "We have to start playing now. How we're playing now is going to determine how we're playing in the playoffs," Penguins center Brandon Sutter said.

    Pittsburgh received some good news on Sidney Crosby prior to Thursday's game, as the team captain and star centerman was cleared for practice. Crosby has been sidelined with a fractured jaw since getting hit in the face with a puck during a game against the New York Islanders on March 30.

    Crosby practiced on Friday, but there is still no timetable for his return to game action and there's a good chance he could miss at least the start of Pittsburgh's opening-round playoff series.

    "(Returning) is not really up to me," Crosby told his club's official website. "I'll just keep talking with the doctors. It's something they have to feel comfortable with the healing. As soon as they say the word, I'll be ready to go."

    Despite missing the last 11 games with the injury, Crosby is still tied for second in the NHL in scoring this season with 56 points (15 goals, 41 assists) in 36 contests.

    Pens winger James Neal is apparently closer to returning to the lineup than Crosby and he is expected to return from a concussion on Saturday. It would be Neal's first game since April 5.

    Paul Martin (wrist surgery), Brooks Orpik (lower body) and Joe Vitale (lower body) are also battling injuries for the Penguins. Martin also could return from a 12-game absence on Saturday.

    Carolina is out of the playoffs for a fourth straight year, but the Hurricanes can gain a point for the fourth straight game in their season finale on Saturday.

    After recording consecutive wins against Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders, the Hurricanes nearly played a successful spoiler role in Thursday's game against the New York Rangers. Carolina rallied from down 2-0 to take a 3-2 lead over the Rangers, but wound up losing the game 4-3 in overtime as New York clinched a playoff spot.

    Carolina scored two unanswered goals in the second period to tie the game at 2-2 and then grabbed a lead on Jiri Tlusty's goal just 49 seconds into the third. However, Brad Richards was credited with scoring the tying goal on the power play with 2:57 left in regulation and Ryan Callahan's score 2:55 into overtime completed the comeback and sent the Rangers into the playoffs.

    Tlusty and Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Hurricanes, while Dan Ellis registered 34 saves in the loss.

    "I was pleased with the effort, the way the guys played here tonight," Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller remarked. "I thought we did everything we could being short the way we were."

    Carolina forward Jared Staal, the younger brother of Hurricane centers Eric and Jordan Staal and injured Ranger defenseman Marc Staal, made his NHL debut and started on a line with his two siblings. It marked the fourth time in league history three brothers played together on the same team and the first since Peter, Anton and Marian Stastny did so with Quebec in 1984-85.

    Jordan Staal will be playing his first game in Pittsburgh since being dealt by the Penguins to Carolina at last year's draft. A former second overall pick by the Penguins in 2006, Staal helped the Pens win a Stanley Cup in 2009.

    The Pens and Hurricanes have split a pair of meetings this season, but Pittsburgh has claimed four of the last five encounters in the series.

    Carolina has lost four straight in the Steel City and is just 10-10-3 as the road team this season.

    04/27 10:55:17 ET

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

      Updated:

      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament
      Updated:

      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      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>>

      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>>

      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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      • Showers and storms this afternoon as front arrives in Tampa Bay

        Showers and storms this afternoon as front arrives in Tampa Bay

        Monday, April 20 2015 2:45 PM EDT2015-04-20 18:45:17 GMT
        As of 2:00 pm, there is a severe t-storm watch for Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties. This watch is expected to expire at 6pm, but could be extended or counties could be added. 
        As of 2:00 pm, there is a severe t-storm watch for Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties. This watch is expected to expire at 6pm, but could be extended or counties could be added. 
      • 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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