Monday, November 12, 2018


Devin Rodriguez, Times staff writer

Devin Rodriguez, a web reporter, is a graduate of the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Invest 96-L in the Atlantic Ocean in Nov. 12, 2018. [National Hurricane Center]

Cold front to steer tropical disturbance away from Florida, forecasters say

A tropical disturbance is likely to develop into a cyclone over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service. But by the mid-week a cold front moving east should carry the storm away.
Updated: 3 hours ago
The Clearwater Police Department has released photos of a man suspected of robbing a Thornton's on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard at 2 am Thursday. (Clearwater Police Department)

Clearwater Police search for suspect in convenience store robbery

At 2 a.m. the man entered a Thornton's convenience store and implied he had a weapon. Clearwater Police are still searching for the suspect, who has face tattoos.
Published: 11/08/18
Seven-day forecast on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area.

Forecast: Heat to continue across Tampa Bay, but a cold front is coming

Thursday's temperatures will rise to around 86 degrees, six degrees higher than the seasonal normal. This trend of warm weather will continue through the weekend but a possible cooldown is incoming.
Published: 11/08/18
Pedestrians and water bike riders enjoy the Riverwalk at the John F. Kennedy Boulevard bridge Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 in Tampa. Warm afternoon temperatures in the 80s will continue through the weekend in the Tampa Bay area. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]

Forecast: Hot and humid conditions will persist across Tampa Bay

It should be another warm and muggy day around Tampa Bay. Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid to upper 80s with slight cloud cover. Expect isolated showers in the late afternoon.
Published: 11/07/18
Husker Magic (8) runs in a race at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg in 2016. On Tuesday, voters passed Amendment 13 by a margin of 69-31 percent, ensuring that commercial dog racing could not be wagered on across the state. [Times files]

Amendment 13 passage means end of dog racing at Derby Lane, across Florida, by 2020

Florida has 11 of the 17 active greyhound tracks in the country, and is one of only five states where greyhound racing is legal.
Published: 11/07/18
Michael Blood, 47, from Clearwater, launches his 11-foot fishing kayak at the Gandy Beach area in Pinellas County on Nov. 6, 2018. Blood, who said he voted, referred to the Election Day weather as

Forecast: A warm, sunny Election Day for Tampa Bay voters, with little chance of rain

There should be plenty of sunshine throughout Election Day with only a slight chance of rain. As the polls open, temperatures are in the low 70s but will quickly rise up by the afternoon.
Published: 11/06/18
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Orlando motorcyclist killed at I-75 exit ramp in Gibsonton

An Orlando motorcyclist died Monday when he was struck by another vehicle that was merging onto an off ramp from I-75 near Gibsonton Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Published: 11/06/18
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St Petersburg pedestrian dies after trailer strikes wheelchair he was pushing

A St. Petersburg man sustained life-threatening injuries after a wheelchair he was pushing was struck by the trailer of a pickup truck on 34th Street North.
Published: 11/06/18
Actress Emma Stone poses for a portrait at Comic Con in San Diego, Calif., in 2011. [Associated PRess]

Four red-head facts to celebrate 'National Love Your Red Hair' day

Nov. 5 is National Love Your Red Hair Day. To celebrate, we've collected four facts about red hair you should know.
Published: 11/05/18
The sun begins to brighten downtown St. Petersburg on Nov. 5, 2018. [CARL LISCIANDRELLO | Times]

Forecast: A warm, humid Election Day ahead for Tampa Bay voters

Saturday's crisp, clear day seems like only a tease to the fall to come, as a warm front will dominate the Tampa Bay forecast for most of the week.
Published: 11/05/18