Friday, November 24, 2017
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What you need to know for New Year's Day

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• Happy New Year! It starts off with another warm day, cloudy to partly cloudy skies and a chance of scattered rain, according to 10Weather WTSP, but expect temperatures to drop on Saturday.

• It's a new year and instead of looking back, let us help you look forward and fill out your wish list for 2016. Our critics and writers have the inside track on the most noteworthy, exciting and otherwise interesting things coming your way in movies, music, art, stage, theme parks and restaurants.

• The Outback Bowl kicks off the New Year's bowl games at noon with Northwestern taking on Tennessee. Follow @_kellyparsons for updates. And check with tampabay.com throughout the day for coverage of the scene at Ray Jay.

• Also at tampabay.com today, check out the story about an interesting lawsuit filed by an ammunition dealer against developer and political donor Charles "Bing" Kearney and his Shooters World gun shop and range in Tampa.

• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay, including comic Dan Cummins at the Improv and the Gulfport Art Walk

• Nearly 70 antique cars, some up to 100 years old, will depart from a St. Petersburg McDonald's today for a tour of the Shine mural art district in downtown-. The PinMar club for antique car lovers will have their wheels on public display before the tour in the parking lots surrounding the Fourth Street McDonald's. Learn more about it here

• Thomas Bassinger studies the film and produces this week's scouting report on the Bucs game against the Carolina Panthers. Look for it this morning at tampabay.com/bucs.

• The Gators take on Michigan at 1 o'clock in the Citrus Bowl. Follow our live blog at tampabay.com/sports/colleges/gators for updates from writer Matt Baker and photographer Loren Elliott.

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Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

By BOB PUTNAMCLEARWATER — The Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot has long been a fixture on Jon Mott’s sporting calendar. Not even a 103-degree fever Tuesday could keep him away from the event, in its 39th year. Mott, a record four-time 10k champion, added ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Bucs players, coaches say they cherish getting game balls for special feats

Bucs players, coaches say they cherish getting game balls for special feats

TAMPA — In the jubilant moments after a Bucs win, Dirk Koetter will sometimes ask for a game-used ball from his equipment staff, hold it high in the locker room and present it to the player who was most crucial to the victory.NFL players can ask for ...
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Woman killed in Largo motorcycle crash could ‘out-game any dude’

Woman killed in Largo motorcycle crash could ‘out-game any dude’

LARGO — Sydney Pender, 27, loved riding her motorcycle, even though she knew the dangers. Three years ago, her friend said, a delivery truck hit her. But she kept riding. On Thanksgiving, it was a crash with a taxi cab that killed her.Pender, a St. P...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Valrico intersection closed after car-sized hole opens in road

VALRICO — A hole the size of a vehicle opened up beneath the intersection of Nature’s Way Boulevard and Elm Grove Lane, Hillsborough officials said.The cause of the depression is unclear, but the intersection was blocked off to traffic.Hillsborough C...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Days after a high fever, Jon Mott wins his fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

Days after a high fever, Jon Mott wins his fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

CLEARWATER — On Tuesday, Jon Mott had a 103-degree fever. That was not enough to keep him from maintaining his dominance Thursday at the 39th Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot.The former Northeast standout added to his record with his fifth title in the ev...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Update: Mother, toddler hit by car in critical condition at TGH

TAMPA — A mother and one of her two small children who were hit by a car while trying to cross Dale Mabry Highway on Wednesday were still in the hospital on Thanksgiving, according to Tampa General Hospital.Cassandra Marie Spicola, 29, and 18-month-o...
Published: 11/23/17

Pasco County put under immediate tornado warning

The National Weather Service has put out a tornado warning for Pasco County. Thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado and strong winds are expected over Jasmine Estates, New Port Richey and Hudson until 1:15 p.m., according to the NWS warning. Ba...
Published: 11/23/17
Thanksgiving forecast: Rain today, but sunny skies this weekend

Thanksgiving forecast: Rain today, but sunny skies this weekend

It’s going to be a wet Thanksgiving across Tampa Bay, but sunny skies are coming during the long weekend, according to WTSP 10Weather meteorologist Ric Kearbey. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10...
Published: 11/23/17