There's a change in the wind and it's all due to an 8 On Your Side investigation.Hillsborough County will decide tomorrow whether to get tough with chronic code enforcement violators.The case that broughtto lightcode enforcement's inability to take action sits on Berkford Avenue in the Citrus Park area in Hillsborough County. More>>
A Clearwater crossing guard has been hit by a vehicle at Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road. More>>
Fifteen female wounded warriors were gathering together for comradery and counseling during a retreat in Bradenton Tuesday.It's called ‘A Season of Change- You Can!' and it's organized by the Sarasota County Veterans Commission (SCVC) and Professional Assisting Military Families and Friends (PAMFF More>>
A second person was charged Tuesday in connection with the murder of Octavio Reyes, a Gibsonton father of 6 who was buried alive. More>>
Adam Matos has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents in Hudson. More>>
Lakeland Police say a middle school teacher gave alcohol and other gifts to a 14-year-old student he is accused of having sex with. More>>
Authorities in Florida say the victim of a quadruple slaying was given information on a domestic violence shelter before her ex-boyfriend killed her, her parents and another man.
For 10 days - from September 17-26 - Florida residents are invited to discover a day of fun and adventure at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo for just $10 per person.
A "no swim" advisory that has been in place at North Lido Beach since Thursday, Sept. 11 was lifted Tuesday, September 16.
Pinellas County's first Whole Foods Market grocery store is scheduled to open September 24 with a big grand opening celebration More>>
The City of Tampa advises drivers that the President Barack Obama will be visiting the area Tuesday and Wednesday. More>>
Vincent Farina had a plan when he left the Marines to pursue his degree in game design. More>>
A Riverview High School student was hit by a vehicle as she crossed the road on her bicycle early Tuesday morning. More>>
Sebastian Scott, who is in 5th grade, usually wears a tie only once a week. More>>
A man and a woman are both at a hospital early Tuesday morning after an argument they had at the Regal Hotel in Clearwater, according to Clearwater Police. More>>
Vincent Farina had a plan when he left the Marines to pursue his degree in game design.But that plan was stalled when his computer was damage while shipped from Camp Pendleton, California to Tampa. More>>
With rescue crews on their way, Kerry Moser grabbed his cell and captured images just minutes after a plane went down Monday morning at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. On the video you can hear a bystander talking to the pilot – “We're right here. I'm trying to help you. I don't want you to. . . Buddy. We got help on the way.”
With rescue crews on their way, Kerry Moser grabbed his cell and captured images just minutes after a plane went down Monday morning at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. On the video you can hear a bystander talking to the pilot – “We're right here. I'm trying to help you. I don't want you to. . . Buddy. We got help on the way.”More>>
A 42-year-old North Port home health in is behind bars for bilking an elderly client out of approximately $5,000.Michelle Horton, an employee of Almost Family Inc., was booked into the Sarasota County Jail where she is being held on a bond of $20,000. More>>
A pair of Winter Haven Police officers escaped injury Sunday afternoon while trying to apprehend a violent suspect who dragged them 50 feet with his vehicle as he attempted to flee.Kelly Bernard Washington IV is facing a variety of charges including two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, drug possession and carjacking. More>>
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was re-instated by the team on Monday, despite charges of child abuse. More>>
Around 7,000 planes took off from or came in low over St. Petersburg last year to land at city-owned and operated Albert Whitted airport.
President Barack Obama will travel to Tampa this week for a two-day visit. More>>
The Belleair Police Chief, Tom Edwards resigned Monday morning.His resignation follows weeks of controversy spelled out in an eight on your side investigation.Belleair police officers claimed Edwards treated them poorly and made serious mistakes in judgment. More>>
FAA investigators are trying to figure out what caused a small plane to crash at Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg on Monday morning. More>>
An arrest affidavit reveals disturbing new details about the murder of a Gibsonton father of six. It says that Octavio Reyes, 36, was buried alive. More>>
A Pasco County teenager who only started college a few weeks ago, mysteriously died. More>>
The loss of a child leaves wounds so deep they never really heal. Robyn Matthews says "you don't realize how many people ask you how many children you have until your children die and then it's everyday somebody asking how many children you have. More>>
A 23-year-old Bay area man died early Sunday from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 275 in Tampa. Brett Gasperone was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital where he later died.Stay connected with the news of the day. More>>
A Hillsborough County firefighter on his way to work spotted a duplex fire early Saturday morning, Bradenton Fire Department officials said. Through quick action, he alerted the residents and helped to evacuate them from the building before the firefighting units arrived. Shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday, the Bradenton Fire Department received a call about a structure fire and responded to the 600 block of 21st Street W., a Bradenton Fire Department report said. Smoke and flames were showing. ... More>>
A little lady from Tampa featured on The Steve Harvey Show is just 5 years old. More>>
Two children and a teen were hospitalized Monday morning after a semi truck slammed into a passenger car in Palmetto. More>>
A missing 82-year-old Tarpon Springs woman who suffers from dementia has been found.
Students at Sunlake High School in Pasco County are learning to fly. A dual-enrollment academy with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is giving students an introduction to aviation and aerospace.
When Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies told Rosario Reyes her husband was dead, her first thought was "How will I explain this to my youngest children?" More>>
A convicted felon is behind bars charged with attempted second-degree murder following an incident early Saturday morning in Sarasota.A 24-year-old man was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Joseph Viqueira suffered at least one stab wound to the chest. More>>
The Tarpon Springs Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for Ella Jones Cone. Cone, 82, was last seen Sunday morning driving a blue 2006 Saturn Ion with Florida tag number C025PZ She was seen in the area of Church on the Bayou, 409 Whitcomb Blvd., at about 10 a.m. when she dropped the registered owner, Kenneth Staack, off at church. ... More>>
Crime scene technicians with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office were back in Ruskin Sunday to collect evidence where a body was located near the Little Manatee River.Saturday afternoon deputies discovered the remains of an unknown subject in a wooded area off US Highway 41. More>>
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office collected more than 70 firearms Saturday during a community gun turn-in event, a component of the department's anti-violence initiative.Among the weapons several long rifles, a handful of small-caliber handguns, two black powder guns and a saw-offed shotgun. More>>
A body was discovered Saturday afternoon in a wooded area off U.S. Hwy 41 S. in Southern Hillsborough County. The scene is located near the Little Manatee River Bridge just north of the Manatee County line, Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said. Hillsborough County sheriff's detectives, forensic crime scene technicians and personnel from the Hillsborough County Medical's Examiner's Office are on the scene... More>>
Two men were shot during an altercation involved a third man in east Tampa Saturday night, Tampa police said. Three men were arguing in the 8600 block of N. 39th St. about 10 p.m.when two of them suffered gunshot wounds, Tampa police Lt. Ron McMullen said. The identity of the men were unavailable Saturday night.... More>>
Authorities in Pasco County are asking for the public's help in tracking down a hit-and-run driver that struck an 18-year-old teenager early Thursday morning.Michael Eberl suffered injuries to his head, face and left hand. More>>
Elizabeth ‘Luz' Ingraham, 24, has been found, Manatee County sheriff's officials said. Ingraham had not been seen since Friday and family members was worried. More>>
Lakeland police are investigating a string of shootings that began Friday night. A victim in each of the three separate shootings were hospitalized, authorities said.The first incident occurred about 8:45 p.m. Friday. The Lakeland Police Department received several calls about shots fired near 100 Emma St. Moments later, an off-duty police officer working a detail at Lakeland Regional Medical Center reported a gunshot victim arrived to the hospital by private vehicle. ... More>>
Army Staff Sgt. Visala Tui is totally disabled. The husband and father of four suffered a traumatic brain injury, severe sleep apnea, shoulder injuries, PTSD, and severe arthritis. As a combat medic he's seen devastating injuries and casualties. He's served the country for 14.5 years. Today he got a new home. Building Homes for Heroes is a charitable organization that gives Veterans mortgage free homes. ... More>>
The driver of a fuel tanker involved in a crash that snarled traffic along Interstate 75 in Sarasota County on August 27th has died.Thomas Leland Grattan, a 71-year-old Brooksville resident, passed away early Friday morning at Blake Medical Center. More>>
A 24-year-old Polk County woman died Friday from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Central Ave. in Lake Wales.Heather Ann McPhail, a resident of Alturas, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 3:30 pm. More>>
Eight people were injured when a 15-foot temporary construction wall fell at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa on Friday night. Three people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, including a man with a broken arm, according to Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue. More>>
In his first season as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jon Gruden led the team to its first and only Super Bowl championship in franchise history.Since his days with the Bucs, the 51-year-old football enthusiast has gone on to become one of ESPN's most popular pigskin prognosticators. More>>
Patrick Brooks scored three touchdowns, and the Plant Panthers found the end zone four times in a dominant fourth quarter to outlast visiting Gaither High, 37-10. Plant looked to be in danger of an upset when Gaither quarterback David Mazur's touchdown run tied the game at 10-10 late in the third quarter.But the Panthers responded when Brooks opened up the fourth quarter with a 33-yard scoring run.Plant quarterback Rex Culpepper then found Brooks on a post route for another score... More>>
It's happened again. Patient information at Tampa General Hospital has been compromised.TGH released the news Friday. A hospital representative said the hospital last month began investigating after an employee was arrested with TGH patient cover letters. ... More>>
Move over Lyft and Uber, a new web-based service is in town.But, you won't be hitching any rides with this new service, GreenPal can help hook you up with someone who will mow your lawn and spruce up your yard.
Pinellas County detectives have arrested a self-described pedophile Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing two girls. More>>
A St. Petersburg woman upset about black mold in the condo next door is now breathing easier in a hotel, after an 8 On Your Side investigative report More>>
As students across the state start to get adjusted to college life, Lakeland's South Eastern University Flames are getting geared up for its first home football game in the schools almost 80 year history. More>>
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We've gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from September 1 to 6, 2014.
A Lakeland veterans is puzzled why he has to "jump through hoops" to get a prescription filled at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tampa.
Hillsborough county sheriff's detectives swooped in on and arrested a bank robbery suspect last night. More>>
On Thursday, Sarasota police conducted a sting targeting individuals who solicit prostitutes. More>>
The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County is asking for the public's help to prevent the spread of cryptosporidiosis (Crypto), a disease that spreads easily person to person in households, child-care settings and schools, through swimming in contaminated water or from contact with animals.
Are you looking to add a pet to your family? You might want to check out a big adoption event going on this weekend. More>>
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center on Thursday arrested William Eichenberger, 58, of 5685 35th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Fla. on 10 counts of possession of child pornography.
President Barack Obama is expected to be in Tampa on Wednesday, September 17. More>>
A 7-year-old boy is recovering at Tampa General Hospital after another child lit him on fire.
One week after Eight On Your Side negotiated with Pinellas County to deliver a free dumpster to Potter's trash filled property at 1700 Balmoral Drive, nothing has changed.
County health officials are recommending that swimmers stay out of the water at North Lido Beach. More>>
A 24-year-old man is behind bars, accused of obstructing an officer after telling St. Petersburg Police that a 16-year-old girl clad in a hospital gown was his girlfriend. More>>
Family and friends will gather Friday to say goodbye to one of the four people found murdered on a hill in Hudson. More>>
New culinary market Locale at St Petersbugr's Sundial is looking for passionate foodies. More>>
The movie 'Dolphin Tale 2' hits theaters Friday. Just like the first movie, the sequel is expected to attract visitors to Clearwater. More>>
She's been through hell and back, but Hope is now wagging her tail to recovery.“Two little wounds on her front legs left to heal, but other than that she is doing excellent,” said Leigh Sockalosky of Hardee Animal Rescue Team, who now owns Hope. More>>
A 51-year-old Bay area man was arrested Thursday on a charge of DUI manslaughter for his role in a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Tampa woman last month.Roderick George Cannon was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail where he is being held on a bond of $50,000. More>>
Scientists warn, two solar flares heading our way are some of the biggest seen in several years. But what exactly are they? Jeff Rodgers from the Bishop Planetarium in Bradenton explains, solar flares originate in sun spots, and are a wave of charged particles blasted from the surface. More>>
The death sentence for a former Bay area man convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering a Sarasota middle school student was upheld Thursday by the Supreme Court of Florida.Joseph Peter Smith, 48, was arrested and charged with the February 1, 2004 killing of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia. More>>
The investigation is complete into a former Haines City Police Officer who was under fire for posts on her private Facebook page.
Three people were injured Thursday afternoon in a fire at a Palm Harbor motel.
United States Marine Corps veteran Ron Clark recently contacted 8 on Your Side with unique request. "My whole life, I wanted to meet a Medal of Honor Recipient," said Clark. His "bucket list" item is now checked off. More>>
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say a Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest of a King High School student for bringing a loaded gun to school. More>>
As fall draws near, so does the 16th year of fun and fear at ZooBoo, Tampa Bay's largest family Halloween event. More>>
Talking to kids, who weren't even alive on September 11, 2001, about the horror of that day, is difficult.
A "no swim" advisory has been issued for North Lido Beach on Ben Franklin Drive in Sarasota, the Florida Department of Health warns. More>>
Chronic back pain often has triggers, but an Australian study found that weather may not be one of those triggers. A local back pain sufferer and back pain specialist disagree.
High ranking U.S. Military Commanders gathered in St. Petersburg for breakfast joining a number of veterans wounded in combat, as well as the families of civilians who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11th. More>>
A symbol of courage, healing and hope now stands in Ybor City. More>>
Octavio Reyes vanished without a trace.The 36-year-old Riverview construction work was last seen on August 30th in the parking lot a local Wal-Mart. He was supposed to go out with friends to Club 301 that night but never showed. More>>
A bit of Hollywood came to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Hundreds came for the Florida premier of Dolphin Tale Two.This latest dolphin movie is getting a lot of attention. It's about Winter, suffering from the death of her adopted mother, Panama. More>>
Investigators with the Bradenton Police Department are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a pick-up truck involved in the abduction of a teenager.The alleged incident occurred Monday afternoon at approximately 4:30 in the 2500 block of 7th Ave. East in Bradenton. More>>
A 42-year-old Bay area man died early Wednesday after he fell from a fifth-floor balcony of a condominium located at 450 Treasure Island Causeway in Treasure Island.Wyvon Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2:30 am. More>>
A career criminal with a long history of drug-related arrests is in trouble with the law again.Kent Pontoon was arrested on multiple felony warrants after he repeatedly sold illegal narcotics within 1,000 feet of a park in Sarasota. More>>
Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide detectives are conducting a death investigation at 6250 Cornerstone Drive in Lakeland.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash at West Hillsborough Ave and Double Branch Road. More>>
Darien Pease and his non-profit, Labor of Love, have residents in an east Tampa neighborhood up in arms.
How did Jason Adams slip away from a Department of Corrections work crew in Pasco County on Monday and escape the manhunt that ensued? More>>
Clearwater Police Chief Daniel Slaughter says he's determined to solve the missing person case of Zach Bernhardt who vanished at the age of 8 on September 11, 2000.
The next time you give your kids a healthy drink from a pouch, you'll probably think about this! More>>
It's an all-out street fight. Tampa taxi drivers are squaring off against ride sharing services Uber and Lyft. Both sides met with county leaders on Wednesday. . More>>
Treasure Island Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the death of a man who fell from a fifth-floor balcony early Wednesday morning.
Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy and his dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smith's "Dolphin Tale 2" is another engaging film inspired by the real-life inhabitants of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. More>>
Linsey Stiglic says she was planning to start the job the next day, when she got a text.
The suspect in the Florida deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents said in a jailhouse interview he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
There are numerous events scheduled throughout Tampa Bay on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
21 people were taken to local hospitals after a crash between two school buses in Hillsborough County on Wednesday morning. More>>
Supporters for ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber are expected to attend a meeting by the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission Wednesday morning. More>>
For the first time, Tony Dungy is sharing his thoughts on the Ray Rice incident. More>>