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Can toy stores create Toys 'R' Us kids in an Amazon world?
The Learning Express Toys store inside the Westfield Citrus Park mall in Tampa , FL, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. As more people turn to online for their toy-shopping, businesses from big corporate stores to smaller chains to independents are doing what they can to stay in the black. Gabriella Angotti-Jones  | Times
Stefanie Dunlop is pinning high hopes on her Fingerlings. 
The former home of Anthony Roy at 1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Clearwater, FL. on March 29, 2017.  The home sits on the SW corner of Martin Luther King Jr Ave and Woodlawn St, at right,  The Clearwater Police Substation is on right across Woodlawn St.
What would drive a man to shoot someone 17 times?
In 1976, Alton White was serving as an administrative assistant to Tampa Mayor Dick Poe. Poe named White to the post after White ran against him and lost. [Times files]
Alton White, civil rights leader who loved 'every blade of grass in Tampa,' dies at 77
Bob and Vivian Fiallo plan to host Thanksgiving at their home, unwilling to let the recent Seminole Heights killings drive them away. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
Mountains beckon, but family sticks with beleaguered Seminole Heights for Thanksgiving this year

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News

Smooth sailing so far on $7.5M makeover of Pilgrim ship

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Experts reconstructing the rotting replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620 say it's been smooth sailing so far.

Project manager Whit Perry...

Tarpon Springs seeking to honor sponger George Billiris
Pasco County mulls preserving former Ft. King ranch
A year after impasse, Pasco school contract talks run more smoothly
Across country, small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack
Zimbabwe's incoming leader returns home to cheers

Florida

Hernando deputies make arrest after finding body of dead woman Wednesday

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County sheriff's deputies arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday who they say killed a woman.

Joshua Carroll, 32, faces a charge of second-degree...

Mother and two children hit by car in Tampa
Alton White, civil rights leader who loved 'every blade of grass in Tampa,' dies at 77
Six years and counting: Allegiant Air reaches agreement with flight attendants
SOCom asking rifle makers for single weapon to serve many sniper roles
Pasco asks, How do we pay for parks and libraries?

Offbeat

German women's clinic's incense therapy triggers fire alarm
Where there's smoke there's babies? German gynecological clinic triggers fire department response with alternative incense therapy for pregnant women.
Bread made of insects to be sold in Finnish supermarkets
In Alabama, Nitro the police dog creates viral workout video
Deputy films mother bear, 2 cubs at California shopping mall
BC-US-ODD--"Gronking" Lawsuit,2nd Ld-Writethru, US
Suit over erotic fiction about NFL player Gronkowski tossed