1. Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady amended orders on Thursday so that masks, temperature checks and health screenings will no longer be required to enter state court buildings.
  2. Seating for potential jurors in October at the start of the murder trial of defendant Erin Lee Robinson at the George Edgecomb Courthouse, Tampa can be seen. The trial was the first in Hillsborough County since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Potential jurors were socially distanced and wore protective face coverings.
  3. Students walk on the University of South Florida's Tampa campus in September, near the start of a school year that will be remembered for its pandemic restrictions. University officials said Thursday that those restrictions will be lifted starting in late June.
  4. Sidewalk seating rules in St. Petersburg that were relaxed last year in response to the pandemic to allow businesses to seat more patrons safely are in jeopardy. City officials are trying to codify the changes to make the rules more permanent.
  5. Tampa City Council member Orlando Gudes was unanimously elected City Council chairman on Thursday. He voted for a failed effort Thursday to pause apartment development in some areas of the city.
  6. Hillsborough County school superintendent Addison Davis during a School Board retreat on April 27 in Tampa. The district is continuing its work on a state-ordered fiscal recovery plan. The board expects to vote on the final document on May 11, when it is due.
  7. Florida’s positivity rate was about 7.9 percent Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  8. Founder Carole Baskin walks the property at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Big Cat Rescue is a nonprofit sanctuary committed to humane treatment of rescued anima
  9. SeaWorld Entertainment, the Orlando-based parent company of Busch Gardens, beat Wall Street expectations in its first-quarter earnings report released this week.
  10. Pinellas teacher of the year, Sarah Painter, who teaches fifth grade at Eisenhower Elementary School, celebrates Thursday with her students moments after finding out she is one of five finalists for Florida Teacher of the Year.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis staged the signing of the elections overhaul law with an interview on "Fox and Friends" from the West Palm Beach rally.
  12. A 47-year-old New Port Richey man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Pasco County Wednesday night.
  13. City Council member Hoyt Hamilton, 61, pictured in the conference room at the Clearwater City Hall on the sixth floor of One Clearwater Tower, 600 Cleveland Street, Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Clearwater. On April 18, Hamilton picked up hot dog buns from Publix, and later learned he got a $1 million Powerball ticket.
  14. Juju and Phoebe are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  15. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is raising its minimum wage.
  16. Travelers walk inside Tampa International Airport's Rental Car Center in Tampa, Florida, on March 19, 2021.
  17. The dachshund rescue group that would have put on the wiener dog races for Tampa's Riverfest has decided to go ahead and hold its own event. There will be races, raffles and adoptable dogs on hand for a day of long and low sausage-loving dogs.
  18. A man uses his mobile phone to record Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Petersburg on June 5. Turning your camera toward police officers could get you arrested now, an appeals court has ruled.
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  20.'s headquarters are in McLean, Va., but its just-announced office in Tampa will be like a "second home," according to an an announcement by the company.
  21. An alligator like this one at Gatorland in Orlando was left for dead on the Wekiwa River.
  22. Hundreds gather in West Palm Beach to honor Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he prepares to sign an elections overhaul bill that many say will make it harder for Floridians to vote.
  23. A Moroccan nurse takes care of one of the nine siblings undergoing care Wednesday in an incubator at the maternity ward of the private clinic Ain Borja in Casablanca, Morocco.