1. Negotiating teams for the Hillsborough County School District, left; and the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association, right, near the end of a long bargaining session on Sept. 28, 2023.
  2. Members of Faith in Florida hold a news conference on the steps of St. Petersburg City Hall Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. The group spoke out about the new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark agreement.
  3. Fishing boats pushed onto land from during Hurricane Ian are pictured on Dec. 2 in Fort Myers Beach.
  4. The U.S. government is facing a shutdown at midnight on Saturday, potentially impacting many Floridians.
  5. Joie Henney, 65, hugs his emotional support alligator named WallyGator inside their home in York Haven, Pa. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.  Henney said he received approval from his doctor to use WallyGator as his emotional support animal after not wanting to go on medication for depression. He was not allowed to bring it into a Major League Baseball park, however.
  6. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, shown in this 2017 photo, has died at the age of 90.
  7. A man in his 20s was fatally shot in an unincorporated part of northeast Tampa on Thursday, deputies said.
  8. St. Paul Catholic School in St. Petersburg is one of hundreds of Florida schools to accept state-funded vouchers and tax credit scholarships. Expansion of the voucher program has led to funding delays.
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    Peaches the flamingo walks along the shallow waters on the northern tip of the east beach at Fort De Soto Park on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Pinellas County. Peaches, who has been solo, probably came from the Yucatan Peninsula or Cuba, gliding on the winds of Hurricane Idalia. Peaches was rescued, tagged and released. Her tag number is USO2, only the second flamingo to be tagged in the U.S.
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  11. Crowds fill Main Street USA in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista on Oct. 1, 2021. Facing backlash, Walt Disney World’s governing district will pay a stipend to employees whose free passes and discounts to the theme park resort were eliminated under a policy made by a new district administrator and board members who are allies of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  12. In this Nov. 27, 2019 file photo, a Brightline passenger train passes by in Oakland Park. Florida's high-speed passenger train service suffered the first fatality on its new extension between West Palm Beach and Orlando on Thursday when a pedestrian was struck. Overall, it was Brightline's 99th death since it began operations six years ago.
  13. Voting signs are pictured in front of the St. James House of Prayer Episcopal on Election Day in Tampa in March. On Thursday, a Tampa City Council majority opposed the idea of switching the city's Election Day to November in even-numbered years.   
  14. A Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun Latte at The Chelsea in St. Petersburg.
  15. Submit a company name at You can call as well at 727-498-5578. The deadline is Nov. 3.
  16. A rendering of the office building that Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is set to move its headquarters into at the Gas Worx development in 2026.
  17. Forensic Science investigators with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office document the scene at Stout's Auto Service, 1801 S Belcher Road on Wednesday. In an update Thursday, police said a former customer shot owner Jodie Stout, who returned fire. Both men died from gunshot wounds.
  18. Drying equipment was fed through windows of Clearwater's Main Library at 100 N. Osceola Ave. after a Sept. 6 sprinkler failure caused thousands of gallons of water to flood the building.
  19. Beachgoers relax along the sand while looking out at the Gulf of Mexico on Treasure Island Beach on Aug. 15 in Pinellas County.
  20. Some Florida school districts are requiring students to get parent permission to attend sporting events, join clubs and participate in other school related activities. Supporters say the opt-in move is an effort to ensure parents are informed and involved in their children's education.
  21. These are some of the items on display in the “Dignity and Grace: These Humbler Metals" exhibition at the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg.
  22. “(The building is) in a great location,” said Dylan Desai of the family-operated My Hospitality Hotels, which purchased the factory for $1.4 million and is spending another $12 million on the project. “And it’s survived more than 100 years for a reason.”
  23. This week, Sam Preston, director of project management for North Star Place Branding, gave Zephyrhills leaders a new look at what their community, with its big “Z” signature, could do to attract more attention.
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