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What you need to know for Monday, July 11

A 7.11-oz Slurpee drink will be given away to almost 5 million customers when participating 7-Eleven stores celebrate the company's 82nd birthday, July 11. (Photo: Business Wire)

A 7.11-oz Slurpee drink will be given away to almost 5 million customers when participating 7-Eleven stores celebrate the company's 82nd birthday, July 11. (Photo: Business Wire)

• High temperatures are holding fast in the low 90s, 10Weather WTSP reports. A few coastal showers will get the morning started, with storms in the late afternoon through evening.

• Hillsborough County's oldest book makes the transition today from the county clerk's office to the Tampa Bay History Center. Sue Carlton has the story of what the book, which dates from the early 1800s, before Florida was a state, holds in its pages.

• As the Rays head into the All-Star break, team leaders are pondering the reasons for their serious slump. "It's kind of sickening to think that's how far we've kind of fallen here," manager Kevin Cash told Rays beat writer Marc Topkin.

• Plan your week! Here are the top things to do this week in Tampa Bay, including a visit from country star Dierks Bentley and a red-carpet Ghostbusters premiere in Clearwater with an 8-foot marshmallow man.

• Did you notice today's date is 7/11? That will explain the lines out the door this afternoon for Free Slurpee Day at the convenience store chain. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of our favorite brain freezer, and 7-Eleven store have deals all week to celebrate.

What you need to know for Monday, July 11 07/11/16 [Last modified: Monday, July 11, 2016 7:24am]
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