1. Mateo Smith, 43, better know as the Trash Wolf, works to pick up litter on 54th Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 in Lealman. He figures he has collected over 5,000 pounds of litter.
  2. Pinellas County English teacher Philip Belcastro is one of several Florida teachers looking to leave the state.
  3. The exterior of the Leiman House in Tampa.
  4. Traffic streams southbound over the Sunshine Skyway bridge in July 2021, shortly after suicide prevention fencing was completed. The Skyway on Tuesday saw its first suicide in 19 months, a remarkable stretch for a bridge that had averaged about one suicide per month before the fencing was erected.
  5. Barbara Walker revels in the aroma of Nina’s Wood Fired Pizza while on a smelling adventure at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in March in Dade City. After decades without a sense of smell, she has devoted herself to trying to train her ability back.
  6. Max Weinberg plays the drums, left, while Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during The River Tour on Sept. 7, 2016, in Philadelphia. Weinberg is suing the owners of a Florida car restoration company, saying they stole $125,000 by falsely promising they could deliver a like-new 1957 Mercedes-Benz he could display at top-level shows and then using his money for personal expenses.
  7. A publicity image for the "A Drag Queen Christmas" show.
  8. St. Petersburg police are trying to identify a man who hid in an antique shop until after it closed, then crawled around the store and stole items valued at about $18,000. Much of the caper was captured on surveillance video.
  9. The SunRunner — stopped in St. Pete Beach in August — has been touted as one of many recent successes by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. But Republican lawmakers have been critical of the agency, and a bill that would cut its board of directors by nearly a third will advance to the state Legislature after a vote by local lawmakers Wednesday.
  10. The alternative holiday known as Festivus can be traced to the classic 1997 episode of "Seinfeld" called "The Strike." [Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television Inc.]
  11. View of a yacht, reportedly being built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, on the wharf in Zwijndrecht, near Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  12. As of Tuesday, the national average for gas prices stood just below $3.25, according to AAA. That’s down 25 cents from a month ago, and it’s 30 cents less than this time last year.
  13. In this July 12, 2020, file photo, visitors sit on a bench on the pier in Santa Monica, Calif.
  14. The Easthaven residential development off Harney Road east of Tampa is pictured in a Google image from February. A Thonotosassa man, Ja’Quan Javontae Glymp, was arrested Sunday on a first-degree murder charge in connection to the fatal stabbing and suspected robbery of a worker at a townhome under construction in the neighborhood Saturday morning. records show.
  15. Jose Alberto Marti and Melissa Christine Hanna pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday for providing the drugs that caused two fatal overdoses in 2020.
  16. Broward Schools Superintendent Peter Licata.
  17. A Temple Terrace Publix has recalled 11 beef products because of a "potential of plastic material."
  18. Richard Cost, 51, naps on a cot at Hyde Park United Methodist Church a designated cold weather shelter Wednesday in Tampa.
  19. Tampa police are seeking the public’s help after people “who appear to be affiliated” with a performer punched a man who approached the artist to get a photo outside of Club Skye early Monday morning.
  20. At Clearwater's Blackwell Auctions on Dec. 9, 2023, this photo will be offered for sale. It was taken by Dick Zimmerman, and is an original Polaroid test photo of Michael Jackson taken less than a minute before the photographer shot the version of the pose that producer Quincy Jones recommended for the legendary ‘Thriller’ LP’s cover.
  21. Medical Assistant Cassandra Ross prepares Natalie Rosales, 7, to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, while Nurse Jordan Dierksheide holds her arm during a vaccination event hosted by Enterprising Latinas at Wimauma Opportunity Center in Wimauma on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Vacancy rates for hospital RNs have dropped from 21% in 2022 to 13% in 2023, and turnover dropped from 32% to 20% over the same period.
  22. Palestinians flee to northern Gaza as Israeli tanks block the Salah al-Din road in the central Gaza Strip on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023. Complaints about discrimination at schools have grown as the war has continued.
  23. Customers shop at Parkesdale Market in Plant City on a steamy afternoon in September. Plant City demolished heat records this summer.
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