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  1. Two Florida police officers were wounded Friday morning during a shootout before returning fire and killing the gunman, officials said.
  2. President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at Baltimore Center Stage in Baltimore on Thursday.
  3. Council members Charlie Miranda (left) and Bill Carlson (right) engaged in an explosive exchange Thursday.
  4. Tarpon Springs Police Chief Jeffrey Young speaks during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Young identified Alexander King, an 11th grader at Tarpons Springs High School, as the subject who was shot by police officers Saturday night after pointing an Airlsoft rifle at passing cars and responding officers. Two Tarpon Springs Officers fired 12 rounds at Young. Young was later pronounced deceased at Bayonet Point Hospital.
  5. ZooTampa's new aluminum cups, which are made by the Ball Corporation, are "infinitely recyclable."
  6. A Checkers restaurant on N Dale Mabry Highway seeks to lure job applicants last month as employers continue to struggle to find workers. [BILL VARIAN | Times]
  7. In this Oct. 18 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Texas is urging the Supreme Court to leave in place its law banning most abortions and telling the justices there’s no reason to rush into the case. The state filed its response Thursday to the Biden administration’s call on the high court to block the law and rule conclusively this term on the measure’s constitutionality.
  8. Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to call lawmakers back to the Capitol in Tallahassee for a special session on vaccine mandates.
  9. Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, N.M., after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film "Rust" on the outskirts of Santa Fe, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, officials said. (Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)
  10. A rendering from WSP Engineering shows what a potential neighborhood station could look like for a 41-mile bus rapid transit line connecting Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Friday, the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority said it will seek greater financial contributions from its six member governments to finance its operating expenses
  11. Anna Paulina Luna, seen in a Zoom hearing in June, used $37,612 in congressional campaign funds to pay attorney fees for an unsuccessful injunction petition against a former candidate, William Braddock.
  12. Clifford Anthony Bliss Jr., 58, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his neighbor.
  13. Fresh-baked Cuban bread on racks at La Segunda in Tampa.
  14. Mohammad Hossain, left, USF Ph.D. student, and Arash Takshi, associate professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida, each hold a glass slide with a prototype sensor they are hoping to use to be able to detect COVID-19 or other pathogens.
  15. Michael Owen is a Republican candidate for Hillsborough's District 4 commission seat, currently held by term-limited Stacy White.
  16. This Jan. 5 photo shows a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccine clinic in Salt Lake City. U.S. regulators expect to rule Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 on authorizing booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, a Food and Drug Administration official said at a government meeting.
  17. Clearwater attorney Pam Akin "kept the city out of trouble" during her career, said Mayor Frank Hibbard.
  18. Family members were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laundrie, shown in this August photo during a cross-country trip.
  19. Felicia Lacalle holds Kuba Cocina’s award-winning Cuban sandwich on May 26 in St. Pete Beach.
  20. Florida Highway Patrol troopers are searching for the driver of a sport-utility vehicle who hit and killed a bicyclist early Friday morning and left the scene.
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  22. The Pfizer logo is on display at the company's headquarters in New York. Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday.
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