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Former Pasco massage therapist and massage business face $47 million judgement

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Raul Alberto Delarosa is already serving 10 years sex offender probation after his conviction for assaulting a female massage client two years ago.But a worse punishment may have beenhanded him this week when a Pasco jury in a civil case awarded the victim a $47.4 million judgment --much of which is owned by the company  More>>

Thief steals lawn equipment from struggling Spring Hiill family

Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen. Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen.
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A thief stole a trailer full of lawn equipment from a home in Spring Hill overnight on Wednesday.Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen.“I wanted to die. I really did,” he said.He used the lawn equipment to cut grass for free for people suffering from cancer and other serious health conditions. More>>

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

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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>>

Ride sharing service Uber says Tampa Taxi companies don't want their competition

Daryl Rodgers is a driver for Uber and Lyft. Daryl Rodgers is a driver for Uber and Lyft.
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The ride sharing service Uber says traditional Taxi companies are trying to restrict competition in Tampa.Recently the Public Transportation Commission started giving tickets to drivers who are lot licensed to drive through the PTC." It's an abuse of power. More>>

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

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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>>

Friday Night Blitz 'Game of the Week': Armwood plays Durant

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Friday night at 7:30 the Arwood Hawks will take on the Durant Cougars.  More>>

Tampa preschool canceled after car crashes into classroom

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A car lost control on Busch Boulevard and slammed into a day care center in Tampa early Friday morning, according to Tampa Police. More>>

Tampa's largest home show this Labor Day weekend

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Tampa's largest Home Show is happening this Labor Day weekend and it's free to the public. More>>

Police name Tampa city worker who hit and killed toddler

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Tampa Police have identified the driver who hit and killed a 2-year-old at the Tampa Park Apartments as Robert Fennell, 48, of Tampa.   More>>

Toddler hit & killed by city truck in Tampa Video included

The victim, Demetric Lindsey The victim, Demetric Lindsey
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Tampa Police detectives are investigating the death of a toddler on Thursday night. A TPD spokesperson confirms the child was struck and killed by a vehicle at the Tampa Park Apartments at 1015 Lily Court. More>>

Deputy shoots suspect waving Samurai sword in Manatee Video included

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A Manatee County deputy has shot a person involved in a domestic dispute in Bradenton Thursday morning. More>>

Amazon's new fulfillment center opens in Lakeland

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More than 400 employees have reported to work at Amazon's new regional order fulfillment center in central Florida. More>>

Tampa Bay hosts first theater festival this weekend Video included

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It's a first of its kind for the Tampa Bay area. A local actor and playwright has put together a theater festival. More>>

Valrico doomsday prepper pleads guilty Video included

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Martin Winters, known as the doomsday prepper plead guilty on two counts of making and possessing destructive devices on Thursday in federal court in Tampa. More>>

Medical marijuana debate comes to Lakeland Video included

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There are just two months left to make your decision. Should Florida legalize medical marijuana? Hundreds packed into an auditorium in Lakeland to hear two star players in this debate. More>>

Die-hard Bucs fan hasn't missed home game

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He's got quite the story to tell; a longtime, die-hard Bucs fan who has been here since the beginning. More>>

Glass dust bothering Manatee Co. mobile home park Video included

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A Manatee county neighborhood has a big problem with dust. But it's not your everyday dirt, it's actually glass. More>>

'Redskins' name controversial as team comes to Tampa to play the Bucs Video included

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Thursday night, as the team from Washington lines up to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there is growing controversy over the Redskins team name. More>>

Meters overheating, to be replaced in Lakeland Video included

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More than 10,000 smart meters will soon be replaced in Lakeland due to their possibility of overheating. More>>

Votel takes helm of US Special Operations Command

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Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base. More>>

Lawyers' billings unethical and egregious, audit finds Video included

State Representative Dana Young (R)-Tampa, is a Citizens policy holder and wants answers. State Representative Dana Young (R)-Tampa, is a Citizens policy holder and wants answers.
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Unethical and egregious. That is how an auditor describes the billing practices of some attorneys representing Citizens Property Insurance corporation. More>>

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  • Former Pasco massage therapist and massage business face $47 million judgement

    Former Pasco massage therapist and massage business face $47 million judgement

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:27:42 GMT
    Raul Alberto Delarosa is already serving 10 years sex offender probation after his conviction for assaulting a female massage client two years ago.But a worse punishment may have beenhanded him this week when a Pasco jury in a civil case awarded the victim a $47.4 million judgment --much of which is owned by the company 
    Raul Alberto Delarosa is already serving 10 years sex offender probation after his conviction for assaulting a female massage client two years ago.But a worse punishment may have beenhanded him this week when a Pasco jury in a civil case awarded the victim a $47.4 million judgment --much of which is owned by the company 
  • Thief steals lawn equipment from struggling Spring Hiill family

    Thief steals lawn equipment from struggling Spring Hiill family

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:57:09 GMT
    Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen.Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen.
    A thief stole a trailer full of lawn equipment from a home in Spring Hill overnight on Wednesday.Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen.“I wanted to die. I really did,” he said.He used the lawn equipment to cut grass for free for people suffering from cancer and other serious health conditions.
    A thief stole a trailer full of lawn equipment from a home in Spring Hill overnight on Wednesday.Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen.“I wanted to die. I really did,” he said.He used the lawn equipment to cut grass for free for people suffering from cancer and other serious health conditions.
  • Mold takes over St. Pete condo, creeps into neighbors' homes

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

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:48:06 GMT
    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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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 Story
    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
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  • Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

    Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:31:21 GMT
    A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.
    A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.
  • Woman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reform

    Woman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reform

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:19:48 GMT
    A Utah woman who nearly died after run unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals spoke publicly for the first time Friday, saying she hopes the incident is a wake-up call for restaurants.
    A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals spoke publicly for the first time on Friday, describing the incident that she hopes is a wake-up call for restaurants.
  • California mentally ill inmates get special units

    California mentally ill inmates get special units

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:42:00 GMT
    State corrections officials agreed Friday to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units used for other inmates, a...
    State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a...
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