1. The traditional hanky drop that signifies the end of the Florida legislative session took place in a packed rotunda May 5 in Tallahassee.
  2. Patrick Douglas Scruggs, 38, of Tampa, was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday. He faces charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and armed burglary after authorities say he repeatedly stabbed a driver on the Howard Frankland Bridge after the driver struck Scruggs' sedan. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver who was stabbed had collided with another vehicle before crashing into Scruggs' sedan. The incident shut down part of Interstate 275 for nearly three hours Tuesday morning.
  3. At left, J. Alex Kelly, then-deputy chief of staff for Gov. Ron DeSantis, answers questions about the new district lines his office developed during a Committee on Reapportionment meeting, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  4. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 5223 Orient Road, in Tampa.
  5. Nahshon Shannon, right, looks on during his murder trial at Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa last week. Shannon is charged with murdering his 13-year-old daughter Janessa Shannon, in 2017.
  6. Raymond waves a flag after the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Sept. 6. The team will be giving out yard signs and car flags and other swag this weekend to gear up for the post season.
  7. FILE - An Amazon company logo marks the facade of a building in Schoenefeld near Berlin, March 18, 2022. The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorney generals filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon on Tuesday, alleging the e-commerce behemoth uses its position in the marketplace to inflate prices on other platforms, overcharge sellers and stifle competition.
  8. Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office found the body of Sabrina Peckham near Ridgecrest Park on Friday afternoon. They also recovered an alligator more than 13 feet long from the same body of water.
  9. The exhibition, "Icons of Black & White" is on display at the Florida Museum of Photographic Art at its new location in Ybor City, which opened in September 2023.
  10. Lakeeta Davis  holds her son Rashad Keaton, 2, as she speaks with Lenice Emanuel, CEO of YWCA of Tampa Bay. Emanuel was in that role from 2010 to 2015 and was recently hired as the city of St. Petersburg's first chief equity officer. [KATHLEEN FLYNN Times]
  11. Sen. Corey Simon, R-Tallahassee, urges senators to support HB 1, expanding Florida's school voucher program, during floor debate on March 23. The measure later passed and was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, but many families are having problems getting their voucher money this fall.
  12. Rides light up the night at the 2012 festival at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. The festival has been going on for more than 40 years but had to cancel this year.
  13. The entrance to Busch Gardens at the corner of Busch Boulevard and McKinley Drive in Tampa  is pictured in in a Google image from 2022. A 20-year-old Louisiana man who was arrested after police said he jumped into the park's alligator exhibit in June will avoid criminal conviction if he completes the terms of a pre-trial intervention agreement approved last week.
  14. National Hurricane Center forecasters do not expect Philippe to change in strength in the coming days, though it could weaken into nothing more than a remnant low over the weekend.
  15. Traffic was backed up in the southbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge after a crash Tuesday morning. All lanes are now open.
  16. An audit of Florida's child welfare system found multiple cases of child welfare workers failing to follow state regulations on psychotropic or opioid medication use.  Illustration by Oona Tempest with KFF Health News.
  17. In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn.
  18. Tampa native Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, married yoga instructor Sky Daily on Friday at at Indian Rocks Baptist Church.
  19. A wave sweeps through a mat of mangrove roots, many of which showed signs of damage on Sept. 18 on Three Rooker Island off Pinellas County.
  20. A surprise performance of "Florida Kilos," requested by fans, made Lana Del Rey's Tampa concert stand out during her fall 2023 tour.
  21. Tierney Lyle made many trips to visit former Bucs player Mike Williams in the hospital with their daughter, Mya, who Lyle says shares her father's athletic talent.
  22. As school board races gain steam across Florida, candidates are talking about what types of books belong in classrooms and libraries. "And Tango Makes Three" has been among the titles challenged in some districts.
  23. District Judge Mark Walker on Friday issued denied a preliminary injunction sought by the Florida Education Association, the United Faculty of Florida and unions representing employees of the Alachua County, Hernando County and Pinellas County school districts and the University of Florida.
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