Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Your DayStarter: It'll feel like December for a weekend, anyway; also, more on last night's Bucs game, lots of Star Wars and a gun violence march

We'll see some rain this morning as a long-awaited, strong cold front passes through. Temperatures won't break 80 for the first time in a while, instead hovering in the low 70s throughout the afternoon and cooling significantly overnight, according to WTSP 10Weather. Lows drop into the upper 40s by Saturday and Sunday morning, with weekend highs in the 60s.

• In six weeks, six young men have been shot and killed in St. Petersburg. Mayor Rick Kriseman has called for a march against gun violence this evening. City and police leaders will join Kriseman in the walk, which begins at 5 p.m. from the St. Petersburg Police Department headquarters at 1300 First Ave. N. It will end about a mile away at the "Love Your Neighborhood" mural at 22nd Street and First Avenue S. There, Kriseman will address the crowd.

• We'll be keeping an eye on the local Star Wars scene all weekend long, so if you don't make it to a showing tonight or tomorrow, you can still see what's happening around Tampa Bay at tbtim.es/starwars. You can also play along by following the hashtag #tbtstarwars and submitting pictures of your own experience on Twitter and Instagram. Your posts will automatically be a part of the live blog. (Are you a hater? Staffer Katie Mettler found some people who just don't get the hype.)

• Fresh from a trip to talk about new jobs in Tampa Bay on Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott will be in Naples at 10 a.m. to talk some more about jobs. Florida's unemployment and job creation statistics for November will be released at 10 a.m. Follow tampabay.com/business for updates.

• Look for updates on all the late news from Thursday's Bucs-Rams game this morning at tampabay.com/bucs. This afternoon, we'll have Thomas Bassinger's Turning Point film analysis, also at tampabay.com/bucs.

• Plan your weekend: Our critics have scoped out your best bets for the weekend, from the Jingle Ball to a snowy day in Largo Central Park. And don't miss special seasonal menus at local hotels. Find out your options here with our weekend planner.

• Food critic Laura Reiley reviews some new arrivals on the food scene at International Plaza including Doc B's, Rise Pies, YO! Sushi and TAPS.

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