1. A Tampa charter school principal was arrested for failing to report two instances of abuse.
  2. Gov. Ron DeSantis will need to walk a numerical tightrope. Former President Donald Trump leads DeSantis by an average of more than 30 points in national polls, according to RealClearPolitics.
  3. Strong winds from a hurricane can turn lawn trimmings and other outside items into missiles.
  4. A white shark swims across a sand bar off the Massachusetts coast of Cape Cod, Aug. 13, 2021. Recent shark bites in Florida and Hawaii and a suspected case in New Jersey have piqued interest in the age-old summer question of whether it's safe to go in the water.
  5. Nichole Schmidt, Gabby Petito's mother, wipes a tear from her face during a news conference on Nov. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. A letter written by Roberta Laundrie to her late son Brian Laundrie can be used by the attorney for Gabby Petito’s parents in preparation for their negligence lawsuit filed against Laundrie’s parents and their New York-based attorney in their high-profile case involving Petito’s death, a Florida judge has ruled.
  6. The former 39,900 square foot grocery store space sits empty at Tangerine Plaza in  St. Petersburg. There is concern from many in the community that city and other official aren’t working hard enough to address the lack of a major grocer in an area that is considered a food desert.
  7. Tim Burke in a promotional image for Netflix's documentary series "Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist." Burke, formerly a journalist for Deadspin, broke the Manti T'eo girlfriend hoax story. On May 8, federal agents searched the Seminole Heights home Burke shares with his wife, Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak.
  8. Chief's Creole Cafe on 901 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg on June 9, 2020 in the 22nd Street business corridor known as the Deuces. The former restaurant will transform into a speakeasy and lounge called The Catalyst.
  9. Memorial Day weekend in Tampa Bay is forecast to be warm and sunny, with little chance of rain. Before the start of the tourist season, people enjoyed the warm, dry weather at the beach before the start on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 in St. Pete Beach.
  10. Michael Keetley, third from left, stands with his attorneys as he is sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of Juan and Sergio Guitron and the attempted murders of four other men, Friday in Tampa.
  11. Former President Donald Trump's campaign dismissed attacks by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, saying he was trying to distract attention from a faulty campaign launch Wednesday on Twitter.
  12. A traveler walks past a jumbo screen projecting images of Walt Disney World in the east hall atrium at Orlando International Airport on Thursday. A feud between Gov. Ron DeSantis and The Walt Disney Co. started last year after the company publicly opposed legislation concerning lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity in early grades that critics called Don’t Say Gay.
  13. A good hurricane kit is essential for Floridians during hurricane season.
  14. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch withdrew as a speaker at a recent conference of business journalists at the last moment after a moderator declined to agree to scripted questions. The mayor's office describes the dispute differently.
  15. Lynn Hurtak, left, and her husband, Tim Burke, right, attend the Oath of Office Ceremony at Armature Works for Mayor Jane Castor and City Council members May 1 in Tampa.
  16. Police in Tallahassee say an armed woman ambushed them, firing shots, as they searched for a suspect in a park Thursday night.
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  18. Pet owners prepare for Hurricane Ian at Durant High in Plant City last year. All Tampa Bay area counties have hurricane shelters that are pet friendly.
  19. Pinellas County Schools recruiter Joseph Noelien speaks to a candidate during a job fair at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa in 2021. School districts across the state continue to seek new applicants to fill persistent vacancies including teachers, bus drivers and nurses.
  20. George Arthur Lee Frank, pictured in a photo provided by a friend, was fatally shot in Tampa on May 9. The shooter has not been arrested ot charged because are investigating the incident as a possible stand your ground case.
  21. A still from "MerPeople," Netflix's four-part documentary series that revolves around mermaid culture. The series includes mermaids from Tampa Bay's own Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
  22. Chlorinated water flows over a weir at the Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. Tampa City Council members indicated Thursday they will end a contract for the proposal known as PURE. The proposal called for using reclaimed water,  essentially, highly treated wastewater, to augment the city's existing water supply.
  23. Real estate agent Jason Papi and his wife, Nicole, at their rental home in Tampa. According to city records, Jason has filed at least 50 code enforcement complaints against 48 properties in Tampa since October. It's angered the property owners, and some have threatened him. But Papi says he's not the one making the complaints.
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