Body cameras are used by several law enforcement agencies in Florida but not many in the Bay Area. Sarasota Police announced this week they will begin using body cameras on police officers with a pilot program. More>>
Dash cam video rolled as David Fredericksen and his co-driver witnessed a horrible crash outside Biloxi Mississippi. It happened last Monday, as they drove a load of orange juice in a large tanker truck. A grandmother driving her young granddaughter lost control and slammed into a semi, igniting the truck's fuel tanks. More>>
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in Town N' Country just before 1:00 A.M. early Tuesday morning.The sheriff's office gives a chilling account of the events that led to the shooting.In the middle of the night, Linda Maddox, 63 heard a noise and grabbed a .22 caliber revolver she keeps by the bed. More>>
News Channel 8 recently covered a story about a veteran who says he and his wife were kicked out of a restaurant by cops. He claims it was because of his Yorkie-mix service dog. The story ignited a firestorm on Facebook with numerous comments on the issue. So, what are the rules involving service dogs?
Belleair Police Chief Thomas Edwards is the target of numerous allegations ranging from mismanagement to ethical breaches and possible criminal acts. More>>
Introducing children to technology in the classroom can be a beautiful thing, but what if the technology is a GoPro camera and the class is a room full of first graders on the first day back to class? McFarlane Park Elementary in Tampa experimented with one of its students to see what happens when those two worlds collide. More>>
A website is causing some confusion in Hernando County in the days leading up to the primary election.
A Lakeland couple is in the Polk County jail, charged with child abuse toward an 11 and 12-year-old.
A veteran and his wife were extremely upset after they were escorted from a Clearwater restaurant by police. More>>
A veteran Northern California rock climber died in a fall in Yosemite National Park, just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during another climb, authorities said. More>>
The two outer southbound lanes on Ashley Drive and westbound lanes on Tyler Street from Ashley to Macinnes Place are closed on Tuesday August 19, while the Tampa Water Department repairs a 12-inch transmission line break. More>>
A Manatee County business is celebrating a major milestone Their novelty candles will be available for purchase at select Walmart stores.
Busch Gardens Tampa has opened the newest thrill ride Falcon's Fury to park-goers.
Three Lakeland restaurants have been targeted in a scam designed to scare owners into paying their electric bill to the unknown caller. More>>
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.
Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives think a former teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student may have victimized additional minors. More>>
Hillsborough County deputies need your help finding a 71-year-old man last seen Monday in Tampa. More>>
Know anyone who's looking for a job? Discount grocer ALDI is expanding in the Tampa Bay area and is hiring. ALDI will be holding a job fair Tuesday, Aug. 19 from noon to 8 p.m. in Clearwater.
A Clearwater couple tells News Channel 8 that their service dogs were the reason they were escorted from Maggie Mae's restaurant in Sand Key. More>>
When 15-year-old David Gereg goes to the hospital for a long-awaited bone marrow transplant on Wednesday, he'll know the community is rallying behind him, along with a very famous country singer. Brad Paisley autographed an electric guitar for the Pinellas Park teen during his Tampa concert last Friday.
A broken water main could cause some major traffic issues in a heavily traveled area of south Tampa. More>>
A woman accidentally shot her grandson early Tuesday morning in Town 'n' Country, Hillsborough deputies confirmed. More>>
It's now the first day of school for the 8th largest school district in the nation. More>>
Alberto Pomare Davis has been fixing Hillsborough County buses for more than decade. He promises the buses kids are hopping on today are safe. More>>
A broken water main has all northbound lanes of Dale Mabry between Ballast Point and Gandy boulevards shutdown while crews work to correct the problem.Barricades and signs are located in the area to assist drivers with detour routes. More>>
Officers with the Clearwater Police jumped into action Monday afternoon to find a missing Sandy Lane Elementary 5th-grader.
Millions of people's personal information is at risk after hackers targeted a hospital network.
Clearwater Police are searching for a missing child Monday afternoon who was last seen at the end of the school day at Sandy Lane Elementary. More>>
Like many parents, Kim Smalling was looking forward to a new start for her children this year at school.Smalling says she didn't want to take her daughters to the public school where they were assigned, so she looked into a charter school as another option. More>>
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>>
For about 45 minutes last Friday, Pinellas 911 callers were out of luck when they called for help. All they heard was ringing on the other end of the line after two lightening strikes disrupted service. More>>
Largo Police are asking for help finding a man who entered a home and sexually battered a person inside the home early Monday morning More>>
Derek Jeter almost felt as if he were playing in the Bronx after getting a key late hit. More>>
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>>
Arriving to newly-planted Crist campaign signs, former Gov. Charlie Crist and his wife voted Monday morning in downtown St. Petersburg, Crist's home town. More>>
It's the first day of school in Pinellas County, and more than one hundred thousand boys and girls will make their way back to class. More>>
As the school year starts in Sarasota County, the county sheriff deputies remind all drivers and pedestrians to be safe on the roadways. More>>
Hillsborough County students have one day left of summer, but their bus drivers are already back to work. More>>
Thousands of Pinellas county students are ready to hit the books on their first day of school.As students go back to classes, the county is putting a strong emphasis on STEM courses. More>>
Hillsborough deputies arrested a man who they said shot and killed a woman in a Tampa night club parking lot early Sunday morning. More>>
A 49-year-old woman was shot to death early Sunday outside of a nightclub in the 8200 block of US Highway 301 in Tampa.
Clearwater police are investigating a fatal stabbing on Albright Drive. Police were called to 1809 Albright Drive about 7:16 p.m., Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw said. The victim was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he later died from his injuries.. ...
Frustrated and upset. Those are two words Daisy Quinn is using to describe her dealings with Windsor Preparatory Academy in St. Petersburg. She learned late last week, her twin 6th-graders, William and Blake Martin, didn't make the cut for the first day of school on Monday. But it wasn't their fault. The building that will house middle-schoolers is unfinished. ... More>>
The body of a man was found in a backyard swimming in Parrish Sunday evening. The victim has been identified as Jonathan M. Vain, 40, of 5119 119th Terrace East., a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report said. ... More>>
If you stopped in a Tampa Bay brewery over the past week, you might have run into a Florida candidate for governor. Adrian Wyllie, a Libertarian, visited multiple breweries in the Bay area as part of his statewide craft brew tour. More>>
A 45-year-old Mulberry woman died early Sunday after she was hit by a car while walking along Highway 60 in Polk County.Julie Ann Melvin was pronounced dead at the scene just after 3 am. More>>
Florida Polytechnic University officially opened for business Saturday in Lakeland.Governor Rick Scott was among the more than 1,000 supporters, students and faculty that attended the facility's launch celebration. The event marked the school's grand opening and the completion of the Science and Technology Building. More>>
Mike Evans made the biggest play in his first home game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Unfortunately, for him it didn't end well. Matt Moore directed two straight touchdown drives in the Miami Dolphins' 20-14 preseason victory over the Bucs on Saturday night. More>>
Mike Daley hits the beach on Canaveral National Seashore before dawn most mornings, climbing into an all-terrain vehicle to survey 12 miles of beach, looking for unique trails in the sand that tell him a sea turtle plodded ashore to lay her eggs.Daley is among a small group of paid employees and volunteers who monitor beaches along the coast of Volusia and Flagler counties, marking and counting nests and recording the locations. More>>
Behind the rusting, too-tall-to-climb chain-link fence topped with razor wire and inside abandoned buildings where muted rooms are blanketed with dust lies artistic treasure.Two years ago, the Hillsborough Correctional Institution fell victim to not enough money and too few inmates. More>>
Authorities in Winter Haven are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a robbery suspect.The unidentified black male struck Saturday afternoon just after 5 pm at the Rapid Cash location in the 1100 block of 6th St. NW. More>>
Protests rage on a week after a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.Voices of support for Ferguson residents now are being raised in cities across the country. Rallies held today in Tampa and Orlando grew sparse crowds, but the people expressed themselves loud and strong. ... More>>
A Tampa man charged Friday in the death of a nine-year-old girl made his first appearance before a judge Saturday morning to hear the new charges filed against him.Granville Ashanti Ritchie, 35, is facing child abuse, sexual battery and first-degree murder charges. More>>
Authorities have released the identity of a wrong-way driver that died in a fatal crash on Interstate 275 in Hillsborough County early Friday morning.Edward Jose Duran, a 23-year-old Tampa resident, was pronounced dead at the scene just before 3 am. More>>
Detectives with the Tampa Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a robbery suspect.The crime occurred just after 5 pm Friday at the Suncoast Federal Credit Union in the 1900 block of East Hillsborough Ave. More>>
At least two vehicles were destroyed early Saturday morning when a fire broke out at a natural gas fueling station near the Port of Tampa.Crews with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue were dispatched to a location near the intersection of Madison Ave. and 50th St. just after 6:30 a.m. More>>
Tampa Bay area residents are organizing a Stand Up for Justice in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo.The event is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at 3808 N. 22nd St. ... More>>
Family and friends of Felecia Williams have waited for the day someone would be held accountable for Williams' death. Felecia, 9,was found dead, floating in Tampa Bay, in May. ... More>>
Lakeland police is looking for a man in connection with the beating of a 76-year-old female store owner in an $18 heist. The police has issued an arrest warrant for Angel Miguel Molina, 28. ... More>>
Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Eddie Daniels has confirmed the sheriff's office is launching an investigation into allegations money was taken from the Oulsen Family Fund. ... More>>
It's a piece of paper, tattered and torn. The ends are frayed, and the words are fading. But, every single day since May 16th, Temple Terrace Police Chief Kenneth Albano carries it with him.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium will host the premiere for the highly anticipated Dolphin Tale 2 movie on Wednesday, September 10
Residents of a Bradenton apartment complex say they have problems with mold and rodents, but feel they have no where to turn, as the county says they cannot help. More>>
Due to the storm, Pinellas County's 9-1-1 was experiencing technical issues late Friday morning. As of 12:20 p.m., the county says the 9-1-1 system is operational, functioning on a backup. More>>
Chances are you have seen the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" videos that have gone viral all over the internet and now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Lightning, Rays, and USF Bulls have all posted videos and pictures of their own. More>>
After shooting their mentally ill son in the back, the Tampa Police Department assured the dead man's parents that officers would get specialized crisis intervention team training. An 8 On Your Side investigation learned that five years later, TPD walked away from that promise.
Moments before a wrong-way driver crashed into an ambulance on Interstate 275 early Friday morning, the FHP fielded a number of 911 calls from motorists, including one who claimed he saw the wrong way driver do a U-turn on I-4 near exit 3. More>>
Temple Terrace Police announced Friday they are formally charging Granville Ritchie with murder of 9-year-old Felecia Nicole Williams. Police made the announcement at a news conference where they also released new details about the murder.
Do you know the man in the photo? Sheriff's investigators say he attached a skimming device at the Regions Bank ATM at 6297 W. Waters Ave. in Hillsborough County at about 6:30 p.m on August 13. Detectives are asking for help finding the suspect. More>>
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has found a missing and endangered 96-year-old woman. More>>
St. Petersburg man lured a 13-year-old boy in his car and had sex with him, Manatee deputies said. More>>