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  1. Times Investigative Editor Rebecca Woolington prepares to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  2. From left, Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray documented severe safety risks at Gopher Resource’s Tampa factory while reporting the Poisoned series.
  3. Tampa Bay Times reporters Eli Murray and Corey Johnson take soil samples near the Gopher Resource factory in Tampa on Jan. 27, 2021.  Samples were sent to a lab and tested for lead.
  4. Bruce Arians on Wednesday night told his staff and players that he is retiring as head coach, effective immediately, and moving into a front-office role with the team.
  5. Tampa Bay Times reporters, from left, Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray are among the six teams of finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, administered at Harvard University. The winner will be announced April 5.
  6. Tampa Bay Times reporters Eli Murray, left, and Corey G. Johnson collected soil samples near the Gopher Resource factory in Tampa as part of their investigation. The two teamed with Rebecca Woolington on the reporting project, which on Monday was recognized with a George Polk Award. The reporters all became certified lead inspectors during the course of the project. Some of the soil samples they collected had elevated levels of lead.
  7. Tom Brady (12) waves to the fans in the stand as he jogs off the field following a 2021 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium.
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of a legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
  9. Karter Knox and Tampa Catholic are in the annual City of Tampa Tournament at Tampa Prep. That is one of many local tourneys this holiday season.
  10. The Times video series "Hidden Histories" won an Emmy at the 45th Annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards.
  11. It's safe to say Jahan Dotson and Penn State won't have to play through snow flurries on New Year's Day in the Outback Bowl.
  12. UCF quarterback Parker Navarro, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the win over USF in Orlando on Nov. 26. The Knights will be in Tampa for bowl season.
  13. The Jesuit Tigers take to the field against Miami Northwestern in Friday night's Class 6A state semifinal.
  14. Tampa Bay Tech quarterback Xavione Washington looks toward the sideline before a snap against Wharton during Friday night's Class 7A region final.
  15. Emergency personnel, including firefighters and sheriff’s deputies, are seen at the scene of a fire at the Lakeview at Palm Harbor apartments Saturday.
  16. Supporters gather in front of St. Petersburg's City Hall for Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday, Nov. 20.
  17. Clearwater Central Catholic receiver London Hall celebrates after scoring on a long kickoff return to start the second half during a 31-7 victory over Tampa Catholic on Friday night.
  18. Wharton quarterback Carson Mohler rips off a long run during a 15-8 victory over Mitchell in a Class 7A region quarterfinal Friday night.
  19. Tampa Catholic defenders close on Jesuit running back Joquez Smith during Friday night's game. Both teams qualified for the playoffs.
  20. Jesuit senior receiver Carter French (9) and senior safety Wade Woodaz (4) lead the Tigers onto the field before their 42-0 victory over Tampa Catholic.
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  22. Pinellas Park running back Isaiah Hampton breaks off one of several long runs during a 37-14 victory over Boca Ciega on Friday night.
  23. Tampa Bay Tech running back James Evans IV looks for running room during a 21-12 victory over Wharton on Friday night.

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