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  1. A simple holiday message from the police chief: Lock the car, take that purse with you

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — At a recent meeting of neighborhood leaders, Police Chief Tony Holloway chose humor to make a serious point as the holiday season drew near.

    St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway is trying to spread the message that residents need to lock their cars and their homes. (DIRK SHADD   |   Times, 2014)
  2. Struggling USF Bulls prepare for No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats


    The prevailing narrative is a no-brainer. Cal vs. Coach O. Chieftain of the Kentucky hoops juggernaut going head-to-head against his former first lieutenant.

     South Florida Bulls head coach Orlando Antigua calls a play for his team on offense in the second half at the Sun Dome in Tampa. NJIT defeated USF 60-57. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  3. John Bonsey Sr., former Pinellas County Commission chairman, dies at age 91

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — He started out a fighter, a light-heavyweight boxing champ who used a pseudonym so his mother wouldn't know he was spending his days in the ring.

    Pinellas County Commission Chairman John Bonsey, right, is presented a set of carpenter's tools at opening ceremonies for the Parade of Homes in March 1965 St. Petersburg. (Times file)
  4. NFL officially informs Bucs of Alexander's 4-game suspension


    The Bucs may play the final month of the season without rookie middle linebacker Kwon Alexander.

  5. Anne Frank and her family were denied entry as refugees to the United States


    Many have noted the historical parallels between the current debate over Syrians seeking refuge in the United States and the plight of European Jews fleeing German-occupied territories on the eve of World War II.

    Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who wrote her world-famous journal while living in hiding in Amsterdam during World War II, is seen in this 1942 photo. (AP Photo/File)
  6. 12 great tech gadgets that the geek on your list will love


    It can be daunting to sift through the newest technology products to find something worthy of your gadget-obsessed friends and family. Fret not: These are the most useful and entertaining tech gifts of the year.

    An Amazon fulfillment center prepares for Black Friday. [Jeff Spicer | Getty Images]
  7. In this week’s reader photo poll: Gorgeous orchids, trotting turkeys, a great horned owl and more


    This week's reader photo poll features an orchid festival at Sunken Gardens, a family of turkeys out for a stroll, silhouetted seabirds, a gulf fritillary caterpillar, a great horned owl, and a heron coming in for a water landing.

    Orchid Festival
  8. Chris Trebilcock, Becky Howarth win Times Turkey Trot 10Ks


    CLEARWATER — A pair of newcomers were winners at the 37th Times Turkey Trot.

    Chris Trebilcock, 27, from Tampa, with an unofficial time of 33:42 the 10k first place male finisher during the Annual Times Turkey Trot at Clearwater High's Jack White Stadium Thanksgiving morning (11/26/15). DIRK SHADD   |   Times  

  9. FSU's Sean Maguire looks forward to spotlight game (w/video)


    Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire isn't shying away from Saturday's stakes.

    Florida State's Sean Maguire (10) attempts a pass against the North Carolina State defense in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) FLSC116
  10. Photo Gallery: Lightning vs. Kings

    Lightning Strikes

    View a gallery of the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Los Angeles Kings at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Thursday.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) wrks to check Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) during first period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Wednesday evening (11/25/15).
  11. 4 new Chicago police shooting videos raise more questions (w/video)


    CHICAGO — Newly released videos from four additional police vehicles at the scene of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald raise questions about how the city's Police Department documented the killing of an African-American teenager that has led to a Chicago cop being charged with first-degree murder.

    Chicago officials released dash-cam video Tuesday of the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder. [Image from video]
  12. Lightning tops Kings in shootout (w/ video)

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — You figured Wednesday's game would be tight and low scoring.

    Tyler Johnson celebrates after beating Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in the third period to give the Lightning a 1-0 lead.
  13. Agents in Tampa, but no news on Stamkos talks

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — There was a bit of intrigue Wednesday as C Steven Stamkos' agents from Newport Sports were in town, in the stands watching the morning skate.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) goes down while battling for positioning against Los Angeles Kings center Andy Andreoff (15) during first period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Wednesday evening (11/25/15).
  14. Sports Turkey of the Year


    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Have fun with the family. Enjoy the meal. Watch parades and football.