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Tampa forecast: Cool, sunny today; warmer on weekend

Tampa forecast: Cool, sunny today; warmer on weekend

It will cool and sunny today in the Tampa area, and a slight warm-up is forecast for the weekend, the National Weather Service says.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Tampa-area shoppers get jump on Black Friday deals

Tampa-area shoppers get jump on Black Friday deals

TAMPA — This year, Black Friday diehards didn’t have to wait until the wee hours to take advantage of holiday deals as many department stores opened hours earlier Thursday than they ever have on Thanksgiving Day. ...
Published: 11/27/14

Deputies arrest suspect in Oldsmar bank robbery

A man charged with the Nov. 18 robbery of a Suntrust Bank in Pinellas County was arrested in Hillsborough County today, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 11/27/14

Suspect killed in Thanksgiving standoff at Westchase condo

An hours-long standoff with deputies ended when a 45-year-old man was shot to death by the SWAT team at his Westchase condominium home on Thanksgiving evening, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 11/27/14
Pup recruits train to be K-9 officers

Pup recruits train to be K-9 officers

ST. PETERSBURG — Before becoming St. Petersburg’s newest K-9 officer, a 1-year-old German shepherd pup has a lot of learning to do.
Published: 11/27/14

Clearwater cyclist seriously injured in Dunedin crash

A 59-year-old Clearwater woman was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday after a collision with a car in Dunedin, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Published: 11/27/14
Best Bets: Fun things to do this week in Tampa Bay area

Best Bets: Fun things to do this week in Tampa Bay area

Not sure what to do this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are our editors' picks, from a Florida Orchestra-Pixar mashup to the stage version of “Dirty Dancing” opening at the Straz Center.
Published: 11/27/14
Fraud charge dismissed against fired Tampa police sergeant

Fraud charge dismissed against fired Tampa police sergeant

TAMPA — Welfare fraud charges have been dropped against LaJoyce Houston, a former Tampa police sergeant who was fired last year after she used a jail inmate’s food stamp card.
Published: 11/26/14
Updated: 11/27/14
FSU finds ways to win but seeks consistency

FSU finds ways to win but seeks consistency

Whether it was rolling to a Football Bowl Subdivision record 723 points in 2013 or just squeaking by this season, the Seminoles have done nothing but win.
Published: 11/26/14
Updated: 11/27/14
Pasco sheriff: Landlords held accountable for crimes at rental homes

Pasco sheriff: Landlords held accountable for crimes at rental homes

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco vowed Wednesday to crack down on landlords who are renting out houses where criminal activity is happening, possibly even seizing the homes.
Published: 11/26/14
Updated: 11/27/14