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  • Here is a list of store hours for some retailers’ Thanksgiving and Black Friday holiday sales.  Local store hours could vary for some retailers. Academy Sports and Outdoors: Closed Thursday; open Friday at 5 a.m. Bass Pro Shops: Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; open Friday at 5 a.m. Belk: Open 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday; reopens Friday at 6 a.m. Best Buy: Open 5 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday; reopens Friday at 8 a.m. Big Lots: Open 7 a.m. to midnight Thursday; open Friday at 6 a.m. Cabela’s: Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; open Friday at 5 a.m. CVS: Regular business hours Costco: Open at 9 a.m. on Friday; closed Thursday Dick’s Sporting Goods: Open 6 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday; reopens Friday at 5 a.m. Dollar General: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday; regular business hours on Friday Fred’s: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; regular business hours on Friday Home Depot: Open 6 a.m. on Black Friday, with normal closure hours; closed Thanksgiving JCPenney: Open Thursday 2 p.m. to Friday at 10 p.m. Kmart: Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday; open at 6 a.m. on Friday Kohl’s: Open 5 p.m. Thursday and stays open through Black Friday Lowes: Closed Thursday; open Friday at 6 a.m. Macy’s: Open 5 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday; reopens Friday at 6 a.m. Marshall’s: Closed on Thursday; open Friday at 7 a.m. Michaels: Open Thursday from 6 p.m. to midnight; open Friday at 7 a.m. Meijer: Open at 6 a.m. Thursday and stays open through Friday Nordstrom: Closed Thursday; open Friday at 8 a.m. Office Depot/Office Max: Closed Thursday; open Friday at 8 a.m. Old Navy: Open Thursday 3 p.m. to Friday at 1 a.m.; reopens Friday at 5 a.m. Pier 1: Closed Thursday; open Friday at 8 a.m. Sam’s Club: Closed Thursday; open Friday at 7 a.m. (online sales start at 12:01 a.m. Thursday) Sears: Closed Thursday; reopens at 7 a.m. Friday Stapes: Closed Thursday; open Friday at 7 a.m. Stein Mart: Closed Thursday; open Friday at 7 a.m. T.J.Maxx: Closed Thursday; open Friday 7 a.m. Target: Open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; reopens Friday at 7 a.m. Walgreens: Regular hours – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in most locations Walmart: Open 6 p.m. Thursday; online deals start Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET See also: >> Which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving? Here’s a list >> Which grocery stores are open on Thanksgiving Day 2018? >> Black Friday 2018: Walmart ad features deals on iPhones, TVs, laptops and more >> Oprah announces her 2018 favorite things; here’s what made the cut, where to buy  >> Black Friday 2018: Target, Kohl’s, Costco leak ads promising deals for the day after Thanksgiving
  • Three major online retailers are fighting for people’s attention and money.   Consumer Warrior Clark Howard says this year’s Black Friday and holiday shopping season are shaping up to be one of the most competitive in recent years.  Target, Walmart, and Amazon are now offering free shipping for the holiday season. For Walmart, shoppers need to spend at least $35. Until December 22, Target is waiving any type of minimum purchase and without a membership. Amazon which normally allows free shipping for its Prime members is now allowing free shipping to all users.  MORE: Clark Howard’s Deals of the Day  Clark suggests that shoppers use this opportunity to look around to get the best bang for their buck.  “This is going to be a really easy season for you with the three giant retailers to comparison shop an item from one to another.” LISTEN: Clark Howard’s latest podcast  If shoppers do choose to do their holiday shopping online – there are some things to consider before hitting ‘confirm order.’  Our partners at Action News Jax says nearly one in every five homeowners has had their packages stolen by porch pirates. A recent Safewise report says almost 26-million Americans had their package stolen during the holidays last year.  READ: Five tips to keep your holiday packages safe from porch pirates.  Some people across Jacksonville say they rely on their surveillance system. They say their systems alert them when someone is close to their home and will start recording.  Other ways to prevent porch pirates is to go through UPS and using the My Choice program which allows shoppers to give the delivery driver special instructions.  If you’re shopping on Amazon, you can have your gifts delivered to an Amazon locker – they’re all over Jacksonville.
  • If putting together a Thanksgiving feast isn’t in the cards for you this year, don’t worry, there are plenty of restaurants that will be happy to help with your holiday meals.  Several restaurant chains across the country will be open on Thursday, offering dine-in Thanksgiving dinners or meal packages you can take with you to share at home.  Below are a few restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving.  (Note: Not every restaurant in a chain may be honoring the deals, so be sure to check with local restaurants to confirm which deals are available before you go. Some offers are dine-in only and can’t be used with any other discount or coupons. Prices and times may vary with location.)  Applebee's: The restaurant will be offering a special entrée, for dining in or taking out, that includes turkey breast with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and green beans. The chain will also offer its full menu. Bahama Breeze: Think Thanksgiving with a tropical twist.  Bob Evans: You can get a $15 dine-in special Thursday ($7 for the kids' meal version) that includes a main course, three sides, endless bread and a slice of pie. The to-go meals include three options: Ham Farmhouse Feast, Turkey Farmhouse Feast or Premium Farmhouse Feast. They serve four to eight guests depending on your choice and start at $50. Boston Market: The restaurant offers dine-in or take-out meals for Thanksgiving.  Buca di Beppo: The Thanksgiving feast menu includes sliced white meat turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.  Capital Grille: Capital Grille is offering a prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner ($42 for adults, $15 for children) that Includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans and mashed potatoes. Desserts are available for $11. Chart House: The Chart House will be open on Thanksgiving.  Chevy’s Fresh Mex: Chevy’s is offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner at participating locations.  Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Cracker Barrel is offering both a dine-in and takeaway prepared Thanksgiving dinner. The meal includes turkey with gravy, sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, a slice of pumpkin pie, a choice of biscuits, corn muffins or another side and a beverage. Denny’s: You can get a Thanksgiving dinner delivered in some locations – you have to pick it up in others. The dinner includes carved turkey breast served family-style with stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Served with your choice of two sides. The meals serve 4-5 and cost $35.99. Fleming’s: Fleming’s is offering a three-course Thanksgiving feast for $49 (kids’ meal $19). The meal features either a mixed herb-roasted turkey breast or sliced beef tenderloin. Fogo de Chao: Get the Thanksgiving feast at Fogo de Chao for favorites like roasted turkey breast, homemade cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole and Brazilian sausage and apple dressing. Reservations are needed. Golden Corral: The restaurant’s $17 dine-in Thanksgiving buffet includes turkey, ribs, ham, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, desserts and other choices. Kids meals are between $7 and $9, depending on the child's age.  McDonald's: Some locations are open, but not all. Call ahead for hours. HomeTown Buffet: You can order a Thanksgiving dinner pack through Tuesday for pickup. It costs 89.99. You can also get a whole pecan or pumpkin pie to take home for $8.99. Hooter’s: Most Hooters locations will be open on Thanksgiving. IHOP: The restaurant will be open on Thursday in most locations, though hours may vary. Legal Sea Foods: Legal Sea Foods is offering a Thanksgiving dinner for $25 a person and $9 for children 12 and under.  Luby’s: Get a Thanksgiving dinner for $11.49 that includes roast turkey, cornbread dressing, two sides, bread and dessert. Macaroni Grill: The Macaroni Grill is offering a prix fixe menu for $25 per person. It includes turkey, buttermilk mashed potatoes, fresh apple-cranberry chutney and a slice of pumpkin pie topped with amaretto mascarpone cream.  Maggiano's Little Italy: Get a four-course family-style dinner you can dine in or take out. The meal includes bruschetta, salad, your choice of entrée, two classic Thanksgiving sides, two types of pasta and dessert.  Marie Callender's: You can pre-order holiday meals for pickup between Tuesday and Thursday. The restaurant offers whole meals that serve from four to eight guests, depending on the meal package chosen, from $109.99 to $159.99.  McCormick and Schmick's: Get a turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash bisque, vegetables, apple squash casserole and more. Click here to make a reservation online. Mimi's Cafe: Mimi’s is offering a dine-in or take-out three-course meal that includes a soup or salad, turkey with all the fixings and a slice of pumpkin or pecan pie for $20. Kid’s meals are $10.  Morton’s The Steakhouse: Reservations are required at the locations open on Thanksgiving. Click here to check if a location will be open. Old Country Buffet: You can order a Thanksgiving dinner pack through Tuesday for pickup. It costs $89.99. You can also get a whole pecan or pumpkin pie to take home for $8.99. Ruby Tuesday: Participating restaurants will be open for business on Thursday. Ruth's Chris: The steakhouse will offer a three-course dinner that includes turkey, sausage and herb stuffing, a choice of a side and a dessert duo.  Ryan’s: You can order a Thanksgiving dinner pack through Tuesday for pickup. It costs 89.99. You can also get a whole pecan or pumpkin pie to take home for $8.99. Ted's Montana Grill: Ted’s will offer a Thanksgiving roast meal turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, carrots, herb dressing, squash casserole, cranberry sauce, and a slice of apple crisp for $29. TGI Friday's: The chain is offering a feast for two for $20-$25. You get two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts. Waffle House: Always-open Waffle House will be serving its regular menu on Thanksgiving. 
  • Gas prices are down across the country right now, which is good news if you plan on driving to visit friends or family for Thanksgiving. Depending on which way you are going, you might want to fill up before you leave, says Patrick DeHaan, Head of Gas and Petroleum Analysis at Gas Buddy.  'Generally, if you are heading out of the state, wait until you cross out of Florida to fill up,' he says.  But if you are heading south to places like Miami or the Florida Keys, you'll want to get your gas before you get too far south, because that's where the prices are the highest.  Although prices are down right now across Florida, states like Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama are generally going to be cheaper to top off your tank, DeHaan says.  GasBuddy.com is a website with a free app that directs you to the most affordable gas stations in your area. But DeHaan says as a general rule in the Southeast, the farther south you go the higher the gas prices get.  DeHaan says in Georgia into the Carolinas it can be anywhere from 10 to 15 cents cheaper per gallon than Florida. Gas Buddy can help you find the cheapest prices no matter where you go.
  • A 2-year-old girl was shot and killed when gunfire erupted early Tuesday at a Tennessee apartment complex, police say. >> Watch the news report here Detectives said the girl's father, Mikal Grogan, 23, of Memphis, placed his daughter in danger by exposing her to gambling, illegal drug sales and violence. He is being charged with aggravated child neglect and endangerment. According to Memphis police, Grogan admitted to selling marijuana out of his apartment and was playing dice and gambling the night of the deadly shooting.  >> On Fox13Memphis.com: Photos of the crime scene Grogan told police that he heard someone knocking at his door. When he asked who it was, the person opened fire, he reportedly said. According to the affidavit, Grogan said another man named “J,' who was inside the apartment, began to fire his pistol and rifle, as well.  Grogan said another man also had about 2 pounds of “high-grade marijuana” in the apartment.  The child suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Read the previous story below: Original report: A 2-year-old is dead after being shot in the head early Tuesday in Memphis' Hickory Hill neighborhood, police say. The shooting happened shortly before 2 a.m. after a hail of gunfire at the Enclave Apartments. Now, WHBQ has confirmed the apartment complex does not have security camera on its property.  But Memphis police are releasing few details about the case. Witnesses said they heard more than a dozen shots fired at the Enclave apartment homes off Hickory Hill on Tuesday morning. >> Read more trending news  “I thought it was inside my apartment,” said Yuri Silva, a neighbor in the apartment complex. The toddler was killed after a bullet hit her in the head. “I was hearing a lady down here saying, ‘Oh, my God! My baby, my baby.’” Police said it is unclear where exactly the shooting happened, but it left more than 12 bullet holes in the walls and shattered glass from a porch door. Police said the shooter is still on the run. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers. 

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