1. A burglary suspect in Bradenton trying to escape police officers jumped into a pond and never resurfaced, authorities said Saturday.
  2. Three boaters stranded on a buoy near Egmont Key after their vessel began taking on water were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard crew.
  3. Officials say a group of Florida students posed for a photo outside a middle school while holding large letters that spelled out a racial slur. This is a stock image of a pencil.
  4. Demetrius Roberts has been charged with murder in connection with a Pasco County shooting.
  5. Andrew Potts, 61, left, displays two bearded dragons as his brother Bob Potts, 53, has a trio of geckos climbing around in his hands at Herp Hobby Shop Reptile Breeding Center at 700 St Petersburg Drive W in Oldsmar. The brothers have owned the pet shop for over 30 years.
  6. Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, right, arrive for a State Dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Donald Trump at the White House in 2019.
  7. A jury took two hours Thursday to find 44-year-old Damian DeRousha guilty of premeditated first-degree murder
  8. A judge sentenced a former South Florida police lieutenant to life in prison Friday for molesting two young girls who are now in their 20s.
  9. Ronit Naibryf, right, shows Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levina Cava, the name of her son Ilan Naibryf, earlier this month in Surfside.
  10. A person visits a makeshift memorial near the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo on Thursday.
  11. A man has been taken into custody by St. Petersburg police after the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man, according to a police report.
  12. Former Florida secretary of state Laurel Lee. [STEVE CANNON | Associated Press]
  13. Diego Moreno, 1, looks while Walgreens pharmacist Bhargavi Patel gives his mother Juanita Gonzalez a free flu shot in Plant City in October 2020. The flu had been less of a problem during the COVID-19 pandemic, when masks and social distancing were in effect, but now Tampa Bay is seeing a rise in cases at an unusual time of year.
  14. The Florida House of Representatives pictured on Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Tallahassee. Florida lawmakers are returning to the Capitol next week for a special legislative session aimed at addressing problems in the state’s turbulent property insurance market.
  15. James Davis, 56, has spent the past 12 years at the Pasco County Detention Center in Land O' Lakes. He faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder for killing and dismembering his roommate, cartoon author Stephen Perry, in May 2010.  SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  16. Tampa assistant police Chief Ruben “Butch” Delgado speaks at a news conference at the department's downtown headquarters on Feb. 8 after Mayor Jane Castor announced that she had selected Mary O’Connor as her pick for the new police chief. Delgado was serving as interim chief at the time and was one of three finalists. The department confirmed Friday that he is retiring to take a job in the private sector. His last day is July 1.
  17. The American flag flies at half-staff at the White House in Washington on Thursday as the Biden administration commemorates 1 million American lives lost due to COVID-19.
  18. Check for the latest breaking news and updates.
  19. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a shooting that killed a man Thursday night.
  20. The entrance to the Pinellas County Jail complex in Clearwater, which is on lockdown until June 6 due to a coronavirus outbreak.
  21. A current U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a former supervisor in the agency were indicted Friday on federal charges accusing them of leaking confidential law enforcement information to defense lawyers in Florida in exchange for cash and gifts.
  22. George S. Georgiou is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and a single charge of first-degree arson.
  23. The partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building is pictured June 28, 2021, in Surfside.
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