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  1. Media consultant Tim Burke stands in his digital media studio at the Seminole Heights home which he shares with his wife, Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak, on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, in Tampa where agents with FBI conducted a search and seizure of personal electronics and notebooks in early May.
  2. The Tampa Housing Authority broke ground Thursday on two towers that will add 188 affordable units to the West River project.
  3. St. Pete Beach Mayor Adrian Petrila, shown at a City Commission meeting in December, suggested after 2 a.m. Thursday that a final vote on a controversial beachfront resort redevelopment be postponed to next Tuesday.
  4. Florida legislators want to change the law to say that motorists can't be in the left lane of highways unless they’re passing another vehicle.
  5. The Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum at 8201 International Drive in Orlando is part of Ripley Entertainment. The company responded with a tongue-in-cheek offer when three of its books were removed from public schools in Escambia County.
  6. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released graphics showing sea surface temperature anomalies across the globe. Experts say temperatures are record-hot, even off the heels of an already unprecedented summer of ocean heat.
  7. Flowers are shown on Wednesday near where a young girl died Tuesday after she and her brother were digging a hole in the sand on the beach at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and it collapsed on them, burying them both.
  8. The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, a nonprofit that manages funds for people with special medical needs, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection citing the loss of $100 million that it says is owed to the center by the nonprofit's founder. Leo Govoni.
  9. Randy McKinney, of Clearwater, holds "I Voted" stickers moments after casting his ballot at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office during early voting on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Clearwater. For the 2024 Clearwater election, mail ballots have been sent and early voting runs from March 9 to March 17.
  10. Beachgoers enjoy alcoholic drinks near Caddy's on the Beach on Treasure Island in 2019. It's legal to drink on Treasure Island, but with a set of rules including no kegs and no glass bottles.
  11. A man uses a cell phone in New Orleans in 2019. A number of Americans including some in the Tampa Bay area were dealing Thursday with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector.
  12. Florida lawmakers are debating a bill that would give schools districts and charter schools an option to use volunteer chaplains to provide counseling and other services to students.
  13. Family and friends of players watch a soccer match from the sidelines at the Tournament Sportsplex Of Tampa Bay on Feb. 16.
  14. Hillsborough Sheriff's deputy Charity Arthur (left) receives a commendation from former County Commissioner Kevin Beckner in 2016. She was recognized for her work as a school resource officer.
  15. Two adults were hurt and two dogs were killed in a house fire in Dover on Wednesday afternoon, according to Hillsborough Fire Rescue.
  16. Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach on July 30, 2008. Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to sign legislation that aims to reveal the evidence and testimony presented almost two decades ago to the South Florida grand jury that charged Epstein with just one felony count of soliciting a prostitute.
  17. Pass-a-Grille Beach is seen on June 12, 2023. A Lehigh Acres woman searching for seashells on Captiva Island found a human jawbone last week, and authorities are investigating where it came from.
  18. Gov. Ron DeSantis is pictured during a panel discussion about defamation on Feb. 7, 2023, in Hialeah Gardens.
  19. Voters in Pasco County’s six cities now know the slate of candidates vying for the nonpartisan governing councils and commissions in the April 9 election.
  20. The St. Petersburg Police Department got involved when three German shepherds jumped into a stranger's car and refused to budge earlier this week.
  21. A scallop from the first scalloping mini season in Pasco County in 25 years on Friday, July 27, 2018 in New Port Richey, FL.
  22. Flowers are shown on Wednesday near where a young girl died Tuesday after she and her brother were digging a hole in the sand that collapsed on the beach at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
  23. Dixon, who joined the fire department in April 2021, said he found a defaced photograph of himself in his locker at Tampa's Station 13, one of the city's busiest and location north of Busch Boulevard.
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