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Tampa residents preparing for Dorian landfall

Still several days out, residents are cautious but in good spirits.
Jerry Alonso, 69, loads plywood onto a truck in preparation for Hurricane Dorian Thursday in Tampa. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   TIMES  |  Times]
Jerry Alonso, 69, loads plywood onto a truck in preparation for Hurricane Dorian Thursday in Tampa. [OCTAVIO JONES | TIMES | Times]
Published Aug. 29
Updated Aug. 29


  1. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge new attraction, Rise of the Resistance, at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 in Lake Buena Vista. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
    The stakes are high for Rise of the Resistance after Disney got mixed reviews for opening its new Star Wars land before its marquee attraction was open.
  2. There's an 80-foot lighted pine Christmas tree at the center of the maze at Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
    Enchant Christmas can be crowded, overwhelming and expensive. But it’s also dazzling.
  3. St. Petersburg police are looking for the driver of a white sedan who struck a bicyclist as he was crossing the Pinellas Trail at 49th Street S on Nov. 1. The bicyclist survived. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
    Then the driver pulled an injured Steven Weldon out of the road, got back into his car and drove off, according to police.
  4. Career Foreign Service officer George Kent, center in bowtie, arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) [JULIO CORTEZ  |  AP]
    Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent are scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee.
  5. Death By Pepperoni Pizza. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    Get ready for some dinner theater at this pizzeria. | Restaurant review
  6. Lorenzo Gilbert cheers during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on September 8, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. Gilbert is the first male cheerleader for the Buccaneers Cheerleading squad. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Times]
    Lorenzo Gilbert welcomes the embrace of fellow squad members as he breaks new ground
  7. A 10-year-old boy fell more than 20-feet onto the concrete from a zip line on Sept. 1 at Urban Air Adventure Park in Lakeland. [Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services]
    The boy suffered a brain injury, several broken ribs and a punctured lung, according to the family’s attorney.
  8. An armed robbery suspect is seen walking around Betty's Coin Laundry in St. Petersburg shortly before a man was shot and his car was stolen there. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
    The man, who has not been identified, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
  9. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is seen with lights Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The Florida Department of Transportation installed about 1,800 colored LED light fixtures on the Sunshine Skyway bridge. [BRANDON MEYER  |  Times]
    Engineers will spend the coming weeks perfecting the displays, which include holiday themes.
  10. Nicholas, a rescued bottlenose dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, made his World Series pick. [Photo provided by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.]
    The Astros opened as the biggest World Series favorite in 12 seasons. But check out what’s going on poolside at Clearwater Marine Aquarium before making your bets.