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Tuesday morning's storms brought gusty winds and up to 2½ inches of rain to Hillsborough and Polk counties, with more to come, the National Weather Service said. The Tampa Bay area coul …


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  1. Wednesday's letters: House blocked immigration bill


    Wrong way to break the impasse | Nov. 21, editorial

    House blocked immigration bill

  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving)


    Times Turkey Trot: Make room for the big feast with a good run first thing in the morning. Race times are as follows: 7 a.m. Wingding 5K and the Clearwater Challenge on certified course; 7:30 a.m. Fun Run 5K; 8:30 a.m. Gobbler 1-mile; and 8:45 a.m. Turkey Trot 10K on certified course. Proceeds will be donated to …

    Ben Kasson, 19, from Odessa, sports his turkey hat while running in the Turkey Trot wingding 5k at the Clearwater High school track Thanksgiving Morning in Clearwater.
  3. Once again, blacks are left frustrated


    A grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown in August.

     A tragically familiar scenario: a white police officer, a dead young black man.
  4. St. Petersburg's Stash threads the needle of niche yarn market


    All Kristin Lohr wanted was a nice place to knit with like-minded friends. But when her search for such a place in Tampa Bay turned fruitless, it was clear she needed to make her own.

    Knitting the holiday cheer. The star ornament ($16) is knitted and then fired into a kiln by artists at Craftsman House in St. Petersburg so it retains its shape and has some weight to it.
  5. Quick look at the movies opening Wednesday in theaters


    A day before Thanksgiving, Hollywood is bringing the side dishes, one fun and the other tasteless.

    Kowalski, voiced by Chris Miller; Skipper voiced by Tom McGrath; Rico, voiced by Conrad Vernon; and Private voiced by Christpher Knights in The Penguins of Madagascar.

    Gov. Scott reboots press shop, hires new Cabinet affairs aide

    Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced Monica Russell as his new director of Cabinet affairs and made more changes to his communications shop in advance of the start of his second term....


    Chow down on these Thanksgiving TV shows, marathons, specials

    What better day is there to curl up on the couch and watch TV than Thanksgiving? You’re stuffed, you’re sleepy from all that tryptophan, you’re trying to avoid annoying family members — whatever the reason, you need some solid viewing options. The Peanuts’ Thanksgiving classic gets a head start Wednesday, but most of these (including some off-the-wall marathons) will be perfect for relaxing in that post-feast malaise....


    Did you see this photo and think, "Yeahhhh, I'm not down for that"? Then listen up because we have tips for avoiding mall craziness.

    Tips for avoiding the mall rush this holiday season

    If fighting your way through frantic masses at Target or International Plaza isn't your idea of a fun shopping day, have no fear. We've brainstormed a few ideas that are as chill as they are efficient at clearing your list....