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Community reaches out to Spring Hill family after theft of lawn equipment Video included

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Michael Depace wants to say "thank you" and give a huge hug to everyone that reached out after a thief stole $3,500 worth of lawn equipment from him. More>>

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FL vehicle registration renewal fees drop Video included

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That little gift you get from the state on your birthday every year, to renew your car tag, is going to be cheaper starting Monday.  The cut will save drivers about $13 to $25 depending on the size of their vehicle. More>>

Mold takes over St. Pete condo, creeps into neighbors' homes Video included

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Josephine Ramos is literally sick about the toxic black mold growing in the St. Petersburg condominium beside hers. She's been feeling ill for months with headaches and breathing problems. Recently, she had peak inside the condo next doors and couldn't believe her eyes. More>>

Lakeland neighborhood has continuing water problems, asks 8OYS for help Video included

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Some Lakeland residents are tired of wondering whether they'll have water at home. Over the past month, they tell 8 On Your Side that they've lost water with no warning at least five times. And what's worse, the water stays off for up to eight hours at a time More>>

Abercrombie dropping logo to boost brand

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The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded, so the struggling teen retailer plans to strip off the once-prized logo from its clothing. Shares tumbled Thursday after it reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere.  More>>

FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

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The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions. More>>

Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack

Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack
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The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. More>>

Bay area home security customers continue to complain they were mislead Video included

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Bay area homeowners continue to complain of door-to-door salesman from Vision Security.
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Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools Video included

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Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop. More>>

Venice man says he has melting dashboard in his Toyota Camry Video included

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Kayser Sayeg doesn't allow his wife to drive her 2008 Toyota Camry on long distances.In the hot Florida sun, the dashboard melts and becomes incredibly sticky.Aside from being a nuisance to clean, it causes a glare in the windshield, sometimes making it difficult to drive More>>

Apple recalls iPhones for battery trouble

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Noticed your iPhone's battery life getting shorter? You may be eligible for a free replacement. More>>

RECALL: Bean bag chairs

Image courtesy CPSC/NBC NEws Image courtesy CPSC/NBC NEws
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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corporation have announced the voluntary recall of 2.2 million bean bag chairs.  More>>

Telemarketers ignore laws, harass consumers in Tampa Bay area

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Are unsolicited calls from telemarketers driving you nuts? 8 On Your Side has received a rash of calls from consumers who say their phones are ringing at all hours. They block calls and then find out the overseas company just changes their number and keeps calling. They even have ways of changing their phone numbers to trick you into thinking it's a local call. More>>

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

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Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. More>>

Frightened neighbors voice concerns about Pasco mental health ALF

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In the middle of a New Port Richey subdivision on Langston Ave. white iron gates lead to a large compound surrounded by barbed wire fences. Inside there is a swimming pool, parking lotand several buildings that formerly served as the neighborhood HOA community center. More>>

Bradenton apartment complex to be repaired after 8 On Your Side report

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Last week, 8 on your side showed you some of the dilapidated conditions inside some units at the Townhouse Park Apartments in Bradenton.Tenants were having problems with mold and rodents.There was also water damage. More>>

2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photo About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photo
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About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
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TPD claims training stories fell short

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The Tampa police department is responding to an 8 On Your Side investigation into a January shooting.The police contend the reports were incomplete and contained errors.The stories focused on a January 9th police shooting in Tampa and the lack of crisis intervention team training at T.P.D. More>>

TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting Video included

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An 8 On Your Side investigation into police shooting and the lack of Crisis Intervention Team training at the Tampa police department is not sitting well with T.P.D.Police spokesperson Laura McElroy sent an email to News Channel 8 management with the subject line labeled, "The Rest of the Story More>>

Verizon insists on seeing Town N' Country man's birth certificate for credit report error Video included

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James Woolever was shocked to find a bad mark on his credit report. Especially since it was for an "outstanding balance" from a Verizon account opened in 1979. He knew that couldn't be right, because he was just 6 years old then. More>>

Citrus Park property prompts code enforcement change Video included

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Action today by Hillsborough county commissioners following an 8 On Your Side investigation.Commissioners voted unanimously to draw up an ordinance that will bring chronic code offenders before a judge in county court.For months now 8 On Your Side has documented the county's inability to deal with properties that are overgrown and piled with junk and pose possible health risks to neighbors. More>>

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

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A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. More>>

Lakeland Electric warns customers about phone payment scam Video included

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Lakeland Electric customers beware of a current scam that involves an individual who calls and acts as if he is a representative of Lakeland Electric.
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Brita recalling children's water bottles

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Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard. More>>

Community Health says Chinese hackers stole data on 4.5 million patients Video included

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Community Health Systems Inc., one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyberattack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients.  More>>

Hillsborough water customers continue to complain of stinky water and high bills Video included

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The stinky, cloudy water is bad enough. But East Lake residents, near Tampa's Hard Rock Casino, say their water bills are out of control and going up. Tonia Hammond is so fed up with the private water company, Pluris American Infrastructure, that she posted sings on her fence in protest. She says her bill started to skyrocket after she publicly complained about her water quality to the Hillsborough County Commission. More>>

8 On Your Side helps Winter Haven woman find owner of lost moving boxes Video included

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A Winter Haven woman got her wish: the owner of the moving boxes that ended up at her house now has his belongings back. More>>

8 On Your Side tests Doctor on Demand App Video included

Dr. Kortni Flynn with 8 On Your Side's Candace McCowan Dr. Kortni Flynn with 8 On Your Side's Candace McCowan
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Imagine not having to go to the doctor's office, but being treated from your own home. There is an app for that. More>>

Lawsuit accusing state of tolls overcharge goes forward Video included

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A judge in Tallahassee today gave the green light to a lawsuit that claims drivers using Florida toll roads are overcharged. More>>

Toxic drywall leaves family with 'worthless' home Video included

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Perry Garcia was thrilled to be able to buy his first house at the age of 21. He saved and started his home search for his growing family of four, including an 18-month old baby. More>>

More customers say they pre-paid then Tampa funeral home closed Video included

Instead of sitting at his dying father's bedside, Juan Salgado is driving around town, trying to line up funeral arrangements. That's because he just discovered that the funeral home where his father pre-paid thousands of dollars for his own funeral, clos Instead of sitting at his dying father's bedside, Juan Salgado is driving around town, trying to line up funeral arrangements. That's because he just discovered that the funeral home where his father pre-paid thousands of dollars for his own funeral, clos
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As news spreads that Tampa's JGR Funeral Home closed, more customers that prepaid for services are coming forward with concerns. Customers paid thousands to the funeral home and now they're in limbo. State regulators are looking into numerous complaints. Ben Freda thought his 86-year-old mother-in-law's funeral arrangements were paid in full. Her late husband pre-paid in 2006. More>>

Credit score confusion and navigating changes Video included

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FICO has announced changes to how it will calculate credit scores beginning this Fall. The score will not include paid collection accounts, and it will now differentiate medical collection accounts from non-medical debt.But did you know you actually have more than one credit score? More>>

Family says Tampa church canceled funeral because son was gay Video included

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A Tampa mother was standing at their son's casket when the phone rang. She says the church where her son's funeral was scheduled to be held the next day was canceled. The reason? She says she was told it would be "blasphemous" to hold the services at the church because her son was gay. More>>

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  • Frightened neighbors voice concerns about Pasco mental health ALF

    Frightened neighbors voice concerns about Pasco mental health ALF

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:23:18 GMT
    In the middle of a New Port Richey subdivision on Langston Ave. white iron gates lead to a large compound surrounded by barbed wire fences. Inside there is a swimming pool, parking lotand several buildings that formerly served as the neighborhood HOA community center.More >>
    In the middle of a New Port Richey subdivision on Langston Ave. white iron gates lead to a large compound surrounded by barbed wire fences. Inside there is a swimming pool, parking lotand several buildings that formerly served as the neighborhood HOA community center.More >>
  • TPD claims training stories fell short

    TPD claims training stories fell short

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:12:02 GMT
    The Tampa police department is responding to an 8 On Your Side investigation into a January shooting.The police contend the reports were incomplete and contained errors.The stories focused on a January 9th police shooting in Tampa and the lack of crisis intervention team training at T.P.D.More >>
    The Tampa police department is responding to an 8 On Your Side investigation into a January shooting.The police contend the reports were incomplete and contained errors.The stories focused on a January 9th police shooting in Tampa and the lack of crisis intervention team training at T.P.D.More >>
  • TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

    TPD responds to story controversy surrounding police shooting

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:48:17 GMT
    Jason TurkJason Turk
    An 8 On Your Side investigation into police shooting and the lack of Crisis Intervention Team training at the Tampa police department is not sitting well with T.P.D.Police spokesperson Laura McElroy sent an email to News Channel 8 management with the subject line labeled, "The Rest of the StoryMore >>
    An 8 On Your Side investigation into police shooting and the lack of Crisis Intervention Team training at the Tampa police department is not sitting well with T.P.D.Police spokesperson Laura McElroy sent an email to News Channel 8 management with the subject line labeled, "The Rest of the StoryMore >>
  • RecallsMore>>

  • RECALL: Kraft Singles

    RECALL: Kraft Singles

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:24:05 GMT
    Kraft Foods is voluntarily recalling over 7,000 cases of Kraft American Singles, according to a press release posted on the Food and Drug Administration website.More >>
    Kraft Foods is voluntarily recalling over 7,000 cases of Kraft American Singles, according to a press release posted on the Food and Drug Administration website.More >>
  • Apple recalls iPhones for battery trouble

    Apple recalls iPhones for battery trouble

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:16:28 GMT
    Noticed your iPhone's battery life getting shorter? You may be eligible for a free replacement.More >>
    Noticed your iPhone's battery life getting shorter? You may be eligible for a free replacement.More >>
  • RECALL: Bean bag chairs

    RECALL: Bean bag chairs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:02:39 GMT
    Image courtesy CPSC/NBC NEwsImage courtesy CPSC/NBC NEws
    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corporation have announced the voluntary recall of 2.2 million bean bag chairs. More >>
    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corporation have announced the voluntary recall of 2.2 million bean bag chairs. More >>
  • ConsumerMore>>

  • FL vehicle registration renewal fees drop

    FL vehicle registration renewal fees drop

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:48:49 GMT
    That little gift you get from the state on your birthday every year, to renew your car tag, is going to be cheaper starting Monday.  The cut will save drivers about $13 to $25 depending on the size of their vehicle.More >>
    That little gift you get from the state on your birthday every year, to renew your car tag, is going to be cheaper starting Monday.  The cut will save drivers about $13 to $25 depending on the size of their vehicle.More >>
  • Abercrombie dropping logo to boost brand

    Abercrombie dropping logo to boost brand

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:15:46 GMT
    The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded, so the struggling teen retailer plans to strip off the once-prized logo from its clothing. Shares tumbled Thursday after it reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. More >>
    The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded, so the struggling teen retailer plans to strip off the once-prized logo from its clothing. Shares tumbled Thursday after it reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. More >>
  • FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:14:01 GMT
    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.More >>
    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.More >>
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