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  1. Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson, June 4, 2020. At a council meeting at the Tampa Convention Center.
  2. The Florida Supreme Court building is pictured on Nov. 10, 2018, in Tallahassee.
  3. FILE - This June 23, 2011, file booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger. The Justice Department's inspector general has found a series of missteps by federal Bureau of Prisons officials preceded the October 2018 beating death of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger. The watchdog is recommending at least six Bureau of Prisons workers be disciplined.
  4. Pasco County is in the process of developing a residential road paving tax to replace the current system of using petitions generated by neighborhoods to get roads paved. This week the commission decided to take the next steps to create the tax but allow more of the projects generated under the old system to keep moving forward, since the residents there have already gone through most of the process.
  5. Christian Kath, 42, Misty Kath, 43, and their daughter Lily, 12, have been identified as the family members involved in a plane crash offshore of the Venice Municipal Airport.
  6. Hillsborough County Commissioners Gwen Myers, left, and Harry Cohen, and Yes for Transportation’s campaign manager, Kevin O’Hare, campaign Nov. 8 outside the West Tampa Library in Tampa. On Wednesday, in the aftermath of the transportation referendum's defeat, commissioners voted to drop their appeal to an earlier court ruling that had called the ballot language misleading.
  7. Hillsborough County commissioners voted Wednesday to consider an ordinance banning retail sale of rabbits. It will be modeled after a similar ordinance in Pasco County. Shown are two rabbits at the SPCA Tampa Bay in November 2021.
  8. The old Turtle Club property west of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, shown here in 2017, could be overtaken by Clearwater boat retailer MarineMax under a proposal to build a $38 million yacht manufacturing and dock facility and 400-space parking garage.
  9. Hillsborough County Commissioner Michael Owen is asking county staff to investigate a potential ordinance that would prohibit sale of electronic cigarettes, also known as vaping, within 500 feet of a school.
  10. Southwest Airlines said Wednesday that it is bringing back dividends for shareholders, which it suspended when the pandemic devastated the airline industry in early 2020.
  11. The Florida Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether police officers have the right to have their identities shielded under Marsy’s Law when they use deadly force in the line of duty.
  12. Ponte Modern American, from chef Chris Ponte, opened Nov. 30 at Midtown Tampa.
  13. Bills will go up in January for many customers of Florida Power & Light, along with customers of Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric Co. and Florida Public Utilities Co.
  14. Quenton Tuckett, a UF research assistant scientist, displays a handful of Syringodium, or “manatee grass” that he plucked from the water Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.
  15. The Bayport Pier in Spring Hill is among the local projects led by Tarpon Springs marine construction company Midcoast Marine Group, which was acquired this week by Clearwater boat retailer MarineMax.
  16. First responders work at the scene where a dark blue pickup truck struck pedestrian Felicia White, 46, as she tried to cross 108th Avenue in Treasure Island on Tuesday. The pickup driver left the scene and deputies were searching for the truck and working to identify who was driving it.
  17. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock waves to supporters during an election night watch party on Tuesday in Atlanta. Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a runoff election in Georgia.
  18. Ulas Butler, United Way Suncoast’s senior manager of early learning and family engagement, leads a 'Learn & Play' session.
  19. Oakstead Elementary School first grader Hari Patel, 6, delivers a note to Santa on behalf of his sister while attending the school’s Winter Fest on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022, in Land O' Lakes.
  20. Here are three common scams you’re most likely to see during the holidays, and here’s how to protect yourself from them.
  21. Passengers board the Route 9 PSTA bus at Grand Central Station in St. Petersburg, Florida on Thursday, January 23,  2020.
  22. Joe Haskins Bicycle Shop is closing after 62 years on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Tampa.
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