1. Homes gutted by hurricanes Ian and Nicole in 2022 stand untouched one year later, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, in Wilbur-By-the-Sea, just north of Toronita Avenue Beach Park. The southern Volusia coastline was heavily impacted by the storm that caused nearly a half-billion dollars in damage to oceanfront properties.
  2. An artist's rendering of a new St. Joseph's Children's Hospital that BayCare plans to build in Tampa by 2030.
  3. An image from the traffic stop in Hernando County that resulted in the arrest of Raquel Lopez Aguilar, a Mexican national, on charges of transporting undocumented immigrants into Florida.
  4. The regional water utility, Tampa Bay Water, is urging people not to waste water in light of reduced rainfall. TIMES (2009).
  5. A Tampa Bay Rays flag is raised at the St. Petersburg City Hall Flag Pole by city and Rays officials during the city’s Tampa Bay Rays postseason event on Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023, at City Hall in St. Petersburg hours ahead of our hometown team hosting the wildcard playoffs against the Texas Rangers.
  6. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., arrives for a closed-door meeting with House Republicans on the morning after he filed a motion to strip Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., from his leadership role, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023.
  7. The downtown Tampa skyline is pictured at sunrise amid hazy conditions due to Canadian wildfires, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023.
  8. A cold front on Sunday will drop overnight temperatures into the low to mid 60s across Tampa Bay, signaling the first fall-like weather of the season. Pictured on Oct. 17, 2022, Collin Gibbons, 21, of St. Petersburg, and Daynalee Abadía 21, of St. Petersburg, pick out pumpkins at Gallagher’s Pumpkins and Christmas Trees.
  9. The Pasco County School Board, shown at a January meeting, expelled two students this week because of fighting and announced it has zero tolerance for serious misbehavior.
  10. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, left, talks with Hines senior managing director Michael Harrison and Tampa Bay Rays president Brian Auld after Welch's 2023 State of the City address on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 30. Welch selected Hines and the Rays to co-develop the city's 86-acre Tropicana Field site. Hines is a longtime partner of the Rays that had pitched a vision of the Trop site as far back as 2008.
  11. Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren.
  12. Models walks the runway during Tampa Bay Fashion Week wearing Lady Natasha Fines line of clothing for women with disabilities, “Lady Fines” on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 in Tampa.
  13. Since opening the first location in Clearwater 40 years ago, Hooters has enjoyed a wild ride.
  14. At left, J. Alex Kelly, deputy chief of staff for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, answers questions about the new district lines his office developed during a Committee on Reapportionment meeting, April 19, 2022, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  15. A booking photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Michael Duane Zack.
  16. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves the House floor after being ousted as Speaker of the House at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023.
  17. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters hours after he was ousted as Speaker of the House Tuesday at the Capitol in Washington.
  18. New College of Florida interim president Richard Corcoran speaks to board of trustees member Ryan Anderson before the start of a trustees' meeting on Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023, in Sarasota. The board voted to make Corcoran the school's permanent president.
  19. Prayer walks, Indigenous ceremonies to raise awareness on environmental issues, are held each month in South Florida to bring attention to the "radioactive roads" bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in June. The event's organizer, Garrett Stuart, said he feels called to alert the public about the potential health risks of using phosphogypsum in road construction.
  20. The FrankCrum human resources headquarters, at 100 S. Missouri Ave. in Clearwater, has graves from a former Black cemetery on its property.
  21. St. Petersburg city and Rays officials congregate at the conclusion of the city’s Tampa Bay Rays postseason event on Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023, at City Hall in St. Petersburg hours ahead of our hometown team hosting the wildcard playoffs against the Texas Rangers.
  22. Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, and the state attorney appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to replace him, Susan Lopez.
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