1. The SunRunner stops in St. Pete Beach in August. After residents and officials from the city complained about homeless riders sleeping on the beach and panhandling, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri urged the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to impose a fare on the previously free bus line. On Wednesday, he said the measure worked: Complaints have plummeted.
  2. Owen Melin, 22, was shot to death in 2020 near the USF-St. Petersburg campus. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Lee).
  3. An unnamed person makes their way to a cot with her belongings at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Hillsborough County’s largest designated cold weather shelter on Nov. 29 in Tampa. Shelters are opening again on Wednesday in anticipation of another cold snap.
  4. Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign event on May 31, 2023, in Salix, Iowa. The final version of the new AP African American Studies course leaves out some lessons DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education called out earlier this year.
  5. In this image from body camera video, two Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies are seen on the ground as suspect Ralph Bouzy walks from his Nissan Altima after striking the deputies on Nov. 9 in Brandon. A judge on Wednesday declared Bouzy mentally incompetent to stand trial and ordered that he should be committed to a secure facility for mental health treatment.
  6. Our 2024 Tampa Bay concert preview is here. Top row from left (all Times file photos): Billy Joel, Bad Bunny and Drake. Bottom row from left (all AP images): Morgan Wallen, Madonna and Joan Jett.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. “We certainly have more than enough transportation needs for that funding," Tampa Mayor Jane Castor told the Times Tuesday.
  10. The Howard Frankland Bridge seen under construction from Tampa on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Staff move Romeo, a manatee from the Miami Seaquarium, into a pool at ZooTampa on Tuesday.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. USF released new renderings of the university’s on-campus stadium during Tuesday's board of trustees meeting.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Drone photos show damage to Florida's Horseshoe Beach in the Big Bend area following Hurricane Idalia on Aug. 20, 2023.
  20. The West Pasco Government Center, at 8731 Citizens Dr in New Port Richey, houses the County Commission Chambers.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Students get out of class to take a break for lunch at Webb Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, in Tampa.
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