1. A Southwest Airlines jetliner sits at a gate on the C concourse of Denver International Airpor, Oct. 6, 2021, in Denver. A Southwest Airlines pilot is suing the company, her union and a former colleague who pleaded guilty last year to dead-bolting the cockpit door during a flight and stripping naked in front of her.
  2. President Joe Biden talks to a person impacted by Hurricane Ian y in Fort Myers Beach as he tours the area on Wednesday.
  3. Runoff exiting southwest Florida tributaries can be seen from space on Saturday and in the days following Hurricane Ian’s landfall as a Category 4 storm. Richard Stumpf, a NOAA oceanographer, predicts algal blooms in the near future. Red tide, however, is not expected: the species doesn’t favor fresh water, according to Stumpf.
  4. Check for the latest breaking news and updates.
  5. The city said Wednesday that a "cybersecurity incident" had prevented access to city emails and some online services.
  6. In this Sept. 15 photo, a customer looks at refrigerated items at a Grocery Outlet store in Pleasanton, Calif.  "Best before” labels are coming under scrutiny as concerns about food waste grow around the world. Manufacturers have used the labels for decades to estimate peak freshness. But “best before” labels have nothing to do with safety, and some worry they encourage consumers to throw away food that’s perfectly fine to eat.
  7. The bar Good Intentions, a new vegan restaurant in St. Petersburg, features a horseshoe-shaped bar with towering shelves stacked with lush plants, ceramics, glassware and books.
  8. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, left, and Gov. Ron DeSantis are both hoping voters pick them in the midterms to be Florida's governor.
  9. A school bus passes Hillsborough High in Hillsborough County, where district officials are considering redrawing school attendance boundaries. A consultant could have a proposal ready as early as December, and changes could take effect next school year.
  10. Cayson Boals, 10, and brother Foster, 2, of Lakeland look for seashells on St. Pete Beach on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in St. Petersburg. They come every year for vacation, their mom said.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration is fighting to prevent the release of documents to plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging a congressional redistricting plan.
  12. Tampa police investigators work at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex on Wednesday after at least one suspect opened fire on this car as a family of five slept inside. Detectives were working Wednesday to identify the shooter or shooters and asked the public for tips.
  13. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister on Wednesday endorsed the transportation sales tax referendum scheduled for the Nov. 8 ballot. “While it’s never a good time to raise taxes, the cost of doing nothing is staggering,” he said.
  14. Networking technology maker DZS Inc. is cutting 58 jobs at its Seminole manufacturing plant after outsourcing those operations to an independent company.
  15. Visitors at Largo Central Park will find close to 70 dinosaurs set up in a walk-through display Oct. 14-23 called the Jurassic Encounter. It includes interactive encounters, shown here at a recent display in Virginia, as well as a dino dig and bouncy houses.
  16. According to the Republican Governors Association’s most recent financial filing, which covers the first half of 2022, Friends of Ron DeSantis, a political group supporting the governor’s reelection effort this year, was the single biggest recipient of cash from the association.
  17. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a meeting of the reproductive rights task force in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 4.
  18. Structures and vehicles destroyed by Hurricane Ian remain on Fort Myers Beach on Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022.
  19. FILE - The logo of the Organization of the Petroleoum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen outside of OPEC's headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 3, 2022. A cut in oil production is on the table when OPEC oil-producing countries meet Wednesday, Oct. 5. The OPEC+ alliance that includes Saudi Arabia and Russia is weighing a cut of a million barrels or more.
  20. Governor Ron DeSantis
  21. People stand on the destroyed bridge to Pine Island as they view the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Matlacha on Sunday. President Joe Biden will visit Fort Myers on Wednesday with a pledge that federal, state and local governments will work as one to help rebuild homes, businesses and lives.
  22. The National Hurricane Center is watching two Atlantic systems: Tropical Depression 12, and a low-pressure system forecast to make its way to the Caribbean later this week.
  23. Stress is running rampant this Medicare Annual Enrollment season because of the economic times the country is experiencing.
Today's Featured Advertisers
Keep up with Tampa Bay’s top headlines

Keep up with Tampa Bay’s top headlines

Subscribe to our free DayStarter newsletter

We’ll deliver the latest news and information you need to know every weekday morning.

You’re all signed up!

Want more of our free, weekly newsletters in your inbox? Let’s get started.

Explore all your options

This site no longer supports your current browser. Please use a modern and up-to-date browser version for the best experience.

Chrome Firefox Safari Edge