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Be ready for busy roads and airports: 5.6 million Floridians to travel for the holidays
Passengers wait to check baggage after arriving at Tampa International Airport Wednesday, Sept. 06, 2017. About 107.3 million Americans and 5.6 Floridains are expected to travel for the holidays this year. CHRIS URSO  |   Times]
A record-breaking number of Americans are expected to travel during the holiday season next week, according to a AAA report released Thursday.The travel company projects 107.3 million Americans will pack their bags and leave their homes between Dec.
Florida's stone crab season dried up after Thanksgiving, possibly because the crabs moved offshore during Hurricane Irma. Fishermen hope this weekend's cold front will churn up waters again and bring crabs back out. [Marsha Halper | Miami Herald]
Where have the stone crabs gone? Shortage of Florida delicacy drives up prices
The relationship between Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter, left, and quarterback Jameis Winston, right, could be a focal point of Tampa Bay ownership's decision-making as it determines Koetter's future following this season. So will Winston's progress under Koetter, who was elevated to head coach because of his work with Winston as a rookie. JIM DAMASKE   |   Times
Measuring Jameis Winston’s progress, and Dirk Koetter’s job security
BRENDAN FITTERER | Times
Kayaks and tubes crowd the Weeki Wachee River on a Monday (5/23/16) afternoon as paddlers make their way past the banks of local residents' homes. During the state's fiscal year 2014-15, there were 75,254 kayaks and canoes launched into the Weeki Wachee river from the launch at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, according to a former Swiftmud manager Fritz Musselmann.
For Weeki Wachee River, Hernando commission agrees to study how much use is too much?

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