The Florida Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it will install a traffic signal and another crosswalk on Hillsborough Avenue.
17-year-old Morgan Martin vanished into the night exactly one year ago today. More>>
Ella Mae Hess, age 96, wasn't thinking about her dentures when an ambulance rushedher to Florida Hospital North Pinellas last April after she took a bad fall at the Coral Oaks senior living facility in Palm Harbor. More>>
The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. More>>
If you got an email dated in the 60s, you would probably assume it's a scam. More>>
Melanie and Jeffrey Cornwell should have been getting a tax break for years on part of the homestead property in Dunedin they call their "little piece of Heaven." But due to a mistake at the Pinellas Property Appraiser's Office, they won't see any rebates for previous taxes, just a break on future tax bills. More>>
A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. More>>
Patricia Stack didn't know her debit card number had been stolen until she tried to withdraw money from her bank account. "A couple weeks ago I tried to get money out to pay my power bill and there was nothing in it." More>>
Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area? More>>
Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is continuing to implement the Grimm-Cassidy Substitute Amendment to the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. Insurance companies will begin to issue refunds for applicable policyholders beginning October 1, 2014.
If you want to let junk and trash pile up in your yard you can get away with it in Hillsborough county. 66 year old Brenda Owings has.She owns a property at 14508 Berkford Avenue in Citrus Park.Junk, trash and debris litter the lot from one end to the other. Neighbors have put up with the mess for 17 years."It's not a good situation, it needs to go," neighbor Larry Calder complained.County Code Enforcement can't make Owings do a thing at her property. Owings claims she lives in a house that's... More>>
He has put up with a junkyard around the corner for 17 years. Now Bob Mullins is worried about the possibility of one right across the street from his Citrus Park home. More>>
Suzanne Keller-Becker says she invited her old friend, Erisan Seibert, to stay with her in her Tampa home for a few days while she got back on her feet.But a few days later, Becker says things changed. Seibert's boyfriend, Kyle Cooke, a convicted felon, showed up and wanted to stay, too. Becker says she agreed but said they had to be out soon. But Becker says they ended up saying they had established residency and weren't leaving without an eviction. Becker says they ate her food and used her... More>>
After 8 On your Side broke the story, Manatee County employees will not have to give their raises back to the county.WFLA-TVreported that a number of county employees received raises after completing training programs. More>>
Grandparent scams have become such a costly problem for American seniors, the US Senate’s Special Committee on Aging will hold a special meeting Wednesday to come up with possible solutions. More>>
A Citrus Park neighborhood is angry about an accumulation of junk, trash and debris.They claim the 10,000 square foot lot on Berkford Avenue is jam packed with junk. They are correct.According to the Hillsborough County property appraiser's office the lot at 14508 Berkford is owned by Brenda D. Owings. More>>
Surveillance photos obtained by 8 On Your Side are giving detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office an idea who is involved in a power bill scam. The con involves telephone calls from people claiming to be with Tampa Electric Company's billing department More>>
Suzanne Keller-Becker says she offered an old friend a place to stay to help her get back on her feet. It was only supposed to be for a few days. But then the friend's boyfriend, a convicted felon, showed up, and the pair refused to leave.Keller-Becker says they started using terms like "established residency" and claimed the Tampa home was now their home, too. More>>
As cars get more expensive car loans get longer and longer. Over the last decade the length of the average car loan has crept past five years and is now nearly five and a half years long, according to Edmunds.com.Personal finance expert Gerri Detweiler of Credit.com says "I think our parents used to get two and three year car loans but now we're getting five, six, seven and even 8 year car loans. More>>
Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. More>>
Telephone scammers are targeting small businesses, claiming they are calling from Tampa Electric Company. More>>
A Bay Area man says a five million dollar project to improve safety on Fletcher Avenue is making things worse.Construction began in August of 2013 on Fletcher to improve sidewalks, add bike lanes and put in pedestrian friendly islands and crosswalks. More>>
Eight on Your side has just learned that some of the undocumented kids who've cross the Mexican border have landed in a federally-funded shelter in Pasco County operated by Gulf Coast Jewish Community Services. More>>
Honda is recalling up to 1 million more vehicles, while Subaru has become the eighth automaker affected by faulty Takata airbags.
Consumer flock to travel rewards credit cards but they are not all created equal.Credit.com is out with its new 2014 list of the best travel reward credit cards. These are not cards that offer points and miles with airline and hotel programs, but cards that offer rewards points issued by the banks that can be used for nearly any travel reservation. More>>
A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company. More>>
Pinellas deputies are warning residents to not let their guard down. Detectives are investigating five cases, where criminals pose as city workers or contractors, such as tree trimmers. They convince residents to follow them to their backyard. More>>
After years of mowing their backyards, some Winter Haven homeowners have been told they have to stop or else they'll face fines. The notice came from the Southwest Florida Water Management District, stating that mowing and other infractions like pavers and sheds, violate wetlands regulations. More>>
Blue Bird is recalling more than 2,500 All American school buses and some transit buses to fix a problem that could make steering more difficult. More>>
A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said Thursday night. More>>
The residents in the 1,500-home Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club desperately want a concrete noise wall to separate them from the noisy Interstate 75. But the state Department of Transportation insists they don't qualify tor a wall.
It cost you about $125 million dollars.Its stair stepped walls are rebuilt with a slightly stronger soil cement mixture.And if the Florida Department of Environmental Protection gives the green light, Tampa Bay Water will be ready to start filling the 15 billion gallon Bill Young regional reservoir.According to Tampa Bay Water CFO Charles Carden, a key element to this reservoir renovation is the new drainage system. Nine inches of rock that lies beneath the stair stepped soil cement walls."Th... More>>
The gloves are off for former Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack, and she's swinging -- hard. Her target State Attorney Jerry Hill who she accuses of extorting her resignation. More>>
If you're planning on taking a road trip this Fourth of July, it could wind up costing you more. AAA Travel is predicting gas prices to be the highest for the Independence Day holiday since 2008.
Like most moms, Melanie Gearhart wants her 7-year-old son, Andrew, to grow up in their own home, with a big yard.