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  1. Chantel Powell gets a COVID-19 PCR test in order to travel later this week at a Miami-Dade County testing site Monday in Miami. More than 73,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in Florida over the previous week, according to the state health department, nearly seven times the 12,000 reported a month ago.
  2. An initial news release said only that Elizabeth Rodriguez Ortiz, 19, of Ruskin, had driven into the path of oncoming traffic and was fatally injured. Now, state troopers say she was struck by two men racing.
  3. This rendering shows a west-to-east view of Gas Worx, a proposed mixed-use development on 50 acres between Ybor City and downtown Tampa. An initial master plan for the project is being filed with the city by real estate investor Darryl Shaw and lead developers Kettler, a Washington, D.C. real estate firm.
  4. Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
  5. A student gets off the bus at East Bay High School on the first day of classes in August 2020. With drivers in short supply, students might be arriving late for classes when they return in 2021.
  6. This April 17, 2021, photo provided by Liz Segel shows Estelle Hedaya at The Deck at Island Gardens in Miami. Hedaya, the final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida, has been identified, a relative said Monday, days after rescuers concluded the painstaking task of removing layer after layer of dangerous debris and pulling out 98 bodies.
  7. The Element apartment tower in downtown Tampa was ready for residents to move back in Monday. Crews dried the place out and made repairs after water line breaks forced evacuation July 16.
  8. Hernando County deputies responded to a shooting Monday morning at the BioSpine Institute, 7101 Mariner Boulevard in Brooksville.
  9. Joseph Smith talks with his public defenders, Adam Tebrugge, left, and Steven Schaefer, right, during his earing at the Sarasota County Judicial Center in Sarasota, Monday, Feb. 13, 2006. Smith, who was convicted of abducting, raping and killing 11-year-old Carlie Brucia as she walked to her Sarasota home in 2004 died in prison on Monday, the Florida Attorney General's Office said.
  10. Hadizatou Toure, 35, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination from registered nurse Janice Taylor at a new, walk-up mobile COVID-19 clinic launched to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to underserved communities in Los Angeles.
  11. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan announced his retirement during a press conference at police headquarters. Chief Dugan’s retirement will be effective in early September at which time, Assistant Police Chief Ruben Delgado will take over in the interim until a new chief can be found, Mayor Jane Castor announced. Chief Dugan cited several factors for ending his time on the force, including the ongoing pandemic which he said continued to worry him. “It’s just time,” he said. Monday, July 26, 2021 in Tampa.
  12. FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, envelopes from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance Program are shown, in Surfside, Fla. Unemployment fraud in the U.S. has reached dramatic levels during the pandemic: more than $63 billion has been paid out improperly through fraud or errors since March 2020. Criminals are seizing on the opportunity created by the pandemic and are making false claims using stolen information. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
  13. Rhea Law is the longtime Fowler White Boggs chief executive officer, a force in regional economic development circles and an influential board member at the University of South Florida.(TIMES | Joseph Garnett Jr.).
  14. The City Council met on Monday to select five finalists in the search to replace city attorney Pam Akin, who is retiring after 27 years.
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  16. On March 17, travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City.
  17. Tyler McFarlane, 24, escaped from a prion work camp in Tarpon Springs, deputies said. He was serving nine years for burglary charges.
  18. Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan attends a news conference on Monday to announce his retirement effective Sept. 10. “I have been proud of what we have accomplished here together,” Dugan said.
  19. A suspect fleeing from a traffic stop in Florida crashed into another car, killing two people, police said Sunday.
  20. A Florida woman was killed when her parachute malfunctioned as she was skydiving in upstate New York, police said.
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  22. A pilot brought his small plane down on the shoulder of Interstate 10 after running out of fuel, officials said.
  23. Iraqi interpreter Sam Al Helli went into battle, sometimes five times and more a day, with U.S. Marines who had a higher level of training than he did. As soon as be became a U.S. citizen, he worked to enlist in the U.S. military.
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