1. A sign is displayed inside a classroom that bans the use of electronic devices at Webb Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, in Tampa.
  2. Gnomes for several holidays are displayed at Miami-based Gnome Sweet Gnome's stand at St. Petersburg's Small Business Saturday festival, Shopapalooza, on Nov. 25, 2023.
  3. “We certainly have more than enough transportation needs for that funding," Tampa Mayor Jane Castor told the Times Tuesday.
  4. The Howard Frankland Bridge seen under construction from Tampa on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023.
  5. This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Lucious Boyd in custody. Boyd was sentenced to death in 2002 for the kidnapping, rape and murder of 21-year-old nursing student Dawnia Dacosta in 1998. He has now been indicted in the death of Eileen Truppner, a mother of two, a former businesswoman and native of Puerto Rico whose body was found along a highway west of Fort Lauderdale two weeks after Dacosta's death. Broward County detectives say there may be other victims, and he may be a serial killer.
  6. The family of a 46-year-old Florida man has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against one of the biggest fast-casual restaurant chains in the U.S., claiming Panera Bread Company’s caffeine-filled lemonade drink led to his death.
  7. Staff move Romeo, a manatee from the Miami Seaquarium, into a pool at ZooTampa on Tuesday.
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives his State of the State address during a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives on March 7 at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  9. Gov. Ron DeSantis, seen here with the late FSU football legend Bobby Bowden, wants to set aside $1 million for potential Florida State litigation after the Seminoles' College Football Playoff exclusion.
  10. USF released new renderings of the university’s on-campus stadium during Tuesday's board of trustees meeting.
  11. The Pasco County School Board added more long weekends to the 2024-25 student calendar as a way to encourage families to make sure their children attend on school days, and vacation on days off.
  12. Rhea Law, left, began 2023 with her inauguration as the University of South Florida's eighth president, a moment captured in this Jan. 19 photo. She ends the year with a $300,000 performance bonus awarded Tuesday by the university's board of trustees.
  13. Drone photos show damage to Florida's Horseshoe Beach in the Big Bend area following Hurricane Idalia on Aug. 20, 2023.
  14. The West Pasco Government Center, at 8731 Citizens Dr in New Port Richey, houses the County Commission Chambers.
  15. From left in front row, activists Chrisley Carpio, Laura Rodriguez, Lauren Pineiro and their attorney, Michelle Lambo, attend a news conference on May 17 in Tampa. Carpio, Rodriguez and Pineiro are members of a group known as the Tampa 5 who faced charges after a physical clash with USF campus police in March. They reached an agreement with prosecutors on Tuesday. Not pictured are group members Gia Davila and Jeanie Kida.
  16. This image released by Netflix shows Chris Evans, left, Andy Garcia, center, and Emily Blunt in a scene from "Pain Hustlers." The movie, Pain Hustlers, is based on the story of Insys Therapeutics, whose CEO and President, John Kapoor, was sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for racketeering charges in 2020. Tampa pain management doctor Edward Lubin was one of those who participated in the scheme, according to a Department of Justice news release.
  17. Students get out of class to take a break for lunch at Webb Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, in Tampa.
  18. University of South Florida President Rhea Law, center, and USF board of trustees chairperson Will Weatherford, right, talk with reporters after Law was named president on March 22, 2022 in Tampa. On Tuesday, the two spoke about campus free speech controversies that have arisen since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.
  19. Grand Theft Auto VI coming 2025 to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
  20. Apple Snyder prepares a coffee drink at King State Coffee's Tampa location in 2020. King State's St. Petersburg location opens with full food and bar service on Dec. 12.
  21. From left, actor Augie Duke, actor and director Shane Brady, actor Collin Thompson, actor Chandler Riggs, and actor Owen Atlas are filmed by director of photography Evan Zissimopulos during a scene for “HACKED: A Double Entendre of Rage Fueled Karma" on Monday at the Jose Gasparilla II pirate ship on Bayshore Boulevard in downtown Tampa.
  22. Carpenter Jeffrey Cain builds a seven-foot Star or David at his home workshop in Clearwater for the Chabad of Clearwater's Hanukkah celebration to be hosted on Dec 7 at Coachman Park. The event will have performances by the Nerdy Noah Show, live music, a Hebrew school performance, latkes, doughnuts, dreidels, a visit from Tampa Bay Lightning’s ThunderBug, and a chocolate gelt drop with the Clearwater Fire Department.
  23. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, shown at a 2022 press conference, has argued that public schools are designed to convey a government message, not to create a forum for free expression.
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