1. Ron DeSantis announces the removal of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference Thursday at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
  2. Donyelle Johnson, Retha Hiers and Margaret Dash, pictured from left to right, all vanished from the Tampa Bay area after trying to end affairs with the same man. Their families have lived without answers for decades.
  3. Belleair Shore has had a ban on beach umbrellas and other "temporary shade structures" since June 2020, but Pinellas County sheriff's deputies have mostly been giving verbal warnings. Two citations have been given so far.
  4. All 50 state attorneys general, Republicans and Democrats, have come together through a newly formed task force to go after U.S. telecommunications companies that allow robocalls originating overseas to reach their customers.
  5. Tampa City Council members Thursday mostly supported a proposal by Mayor Jane Castor to raise their salaries by more than $20,000.
  6. The Bidens have been vacationing in South Carolina since Aug. 10. First lady Jill Biden began experiencing symptoms on Monday and has tested positive for COVID.
  7. Beach visitors explore the shallows off Clearwater Beach south of Pier 60 recently. The water in the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Harbor is more often blue, green or even tea-colored, depending on the light and the algae in play. Originally named Clear Water Harbor, the city got its name because clear springs gurgled from the banks into the bay of what would be known as Clearwater Harbor. The springs, long since gone, were located along the high bluffs upon which Clearwater’s City Hall and most of its downtown are now situated.
  8. Police officers and other officials stand outside the Ryder Trauma Center after a Miami-Dade police officer what shot on Monday.
  9. Buying in bulk isn’t just for minivan-driving families with walk-in pantries.
  10. During the primary election on Aug. 23, voters in Pinellas County's District 58 will help decide who will represent them in the House for the next two years by narrowing the candidate field ahead of the general election in November.
  11. Tampa General Hospital is one of four healthcare providers — along with BayCare, Tampa Family Health Centers and Suncoast Community Health Centers — that serve those on the Hillsborough County health care plan. Though the plan expanded in December, participation has not grown, and the program has room for thousands more.
  12. Sam Nashagh, James Judge and Jerry Torres are competing in the Republican primary for the rights to take on Democrat Kathy Castor in the U.S. House District 14 race.
  13. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor faces her first primary opponent since being elected in 2006 in Christopher Bradley, a first-time candidate and cybersecurity expert.
  14. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed a Truist bank located at 11015 Causeway Blvd. in Brandon Monday afternoon. Deputies released images of the man, described as wearing a dark-colored shirt, white or light-colored shorts, white shoes, a red, white and blue Columbia hat and gold-rimmed aviator sunglasses.
  15. An aerial view of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen Wednesday in Palm Beach. Court papers show that the FBI recovered documents labeled “top secret” from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
  16. The city of Clearwater is preparing to buy Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church's parking lot for $1.85 million to build a garage that would help accommodate large events after the nearby Imagine Clearwater project is completed.
  17. Jasina Campbell, 12, was killed May 17, 2020, in a boat crash on the Alafia River.
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  19. Kaleb Hobson-Garcia, a transgender man, drove from Tallahassee to speak in front of the Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport as the Florida Board of Medicine met Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, to discuss proposed rules by the DeSantis administration to ban doctors from performing gender-confirming surgeries or providing puberty blockers to kids diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
  20. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference on  June 7 in New York. Giuliani's lawyer says prosecutors in Atlanta have said Giuliani is a target of their criminal investigation into possible illegal attempts by then-President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia.
  21. A rendering shows the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's proposed multimodal transit center planned for downtown Clearwater. Officials announced on Aug. 10, 2022, that the U.S. Department of Transportation had approved $20 million to help pay for the long-sought facility. It will feature six bus bays, bicycle and scooter storage, ride-sharing connections, solar panels and electric bus charging stations.
  22. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested Jerome Rodriguez Friday on sexual battery and burglary charges. They say he sexually battered a teen after coming in through a window.
  23. From left to right: Jim Lewis, Aramis Ayala and Daniel Uhlfelder are all vying in the Democratic primary race for Florida attorney general.
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