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Top 5 at Noon: Students walk out of local schools; HART CEO stepping down; Is it too soon for Christmas music?

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:

Hundreds of Hillsborough County high school students walked out of their classes Wednesday morning demanding the school district pay teachers higher wages. Here's a look at what happened when they walked out, and why they did it.

Katharine Eagan, the leader of Hillsborough's transit agency, is leaving just a month after implementing a widespread overhaul of the county's threadbare bus network. Eagan's last day is coming up, and here's where she'll be headed next.

Is it too soon for retailers to begin playing holiday music in stores? Is it too soon to listen to it at home or in your car? An internet debate rages. Here's a look at the argument, and when some of the largest stores in the U.S. will start playing Christmas music this year.

The assumption in Hillsborough County has always been that the Tampa Bay Rays were unlikely to move on the ballpark issue until after the St. Petersburg mayoral race. Well, that election ended last night with a Rick Kriseman win. So when should fans expect a decision from the team on Tampa or St. Pete?

There were more reactions from around the baseball world to the death of pitcher Roy Halladay, whose two-seat plane crashed Tuesday into the Gulf of Mexico off Pasco County.Here's what the Blue Jays, Phillies, Rays and MLB players had to say about him.

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