1. The famous "Florida Joker", sometimes referred to as the "Miami Joker", wants credit and maybe some financial compensation from Rockstar Games after a similar mug shot was shown in the Grand Theft Auto IV trailer.
  2. Third grade students participate in a dual language course at Hillsborough County's Crestwood Elementary, which received a B grade from the state on Monday, matching its grade from last year.
  3. You might find Santa's sleigh in the Treasure Island Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday.
  4. Greenlane server Jenna Falkowski hands off an order to Trish and Bryan Reardon at the drive thru at on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 in Tampa.
  5. Homes and condominiums damaged by Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Feb. 9, 2023.
  6. You might be one of over 14,000 Florida workers owed a part of more than $6.5 million in unclaimed wages. If you are, the U.S. Department of Labor would like you get you and your money together.
  7. Sheriff Billy Woods asked for the public’s help in finding a person who fired shots that hit two people, including a deputy, outside an Ocala nightclub.
  8. Tampa police divers found the body of Miriam Nordlinger, 72, in the waters off Ballast Point in Tampa on Sunday. Police issued a Purple Alert for Nordlinger early Sunday morning.
  9. One teacher had a request to show "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to her kindergarten class.  (AP Photo/United Feature Syndicate)
  10. Pranav Patel is accused in a federal criminal complaint of being involved in a scam that stole thousands from two women in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties.
  11. Gwen Henderson says she became a bookseller to honor her great-great-grandfather, who was born into slavery and died unable to read and write.
  12. Washington star Michael Penix Jr. was one of four finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Penix is the first player from a Tampa Bay area high school to beocme a finalist for college football's most prestigious honor.
  13. Owen Gardner Whittaker was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide after a severe crash that killed a bicyclist and a pedestrian
  14. 2 Chainz at the 2023 ESPY Awards in Hollywood July 12, 2023. According to TMZ, 2 Chainz was injured in a Miami car crash early Saturday morning.
  15. A Ford Mustang and Dodge Caravan are pictured on Interstate 275 near the northern end of the Sunshine Skyway bridge after the driver of the Mustang fled from the Florida Highway Patrol late Wednesday night, turned around at the top of the Skyway and drove north in the southbound lanes until crashing head-on into the Dodge.
  16. To eat at Sushi Namba and drink at Listening Room, Miami residents will first have to pay a $10,000 members fee.
  17. The Shelborne South Beach hotel shown on Friday, March 28, 2014.
  18. Robert Jacob Trout III is accused of making an Instagram post that threatened a mass shooting in New York City.
  19. Republican presidential candidate former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley answering questions in the Spin Room after the Republican presidential primary debate hosted by NewsNation on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at the Moody Music Hall at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  20. Seminole Tribe Council chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. tries out the craps table during a ceremony to introduce craps, roulette and sports betting in Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday.
  21. Small planes are parked at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after it was forced to shut down due to flooding on April 13. It's been a rainfall tale of two states in Florida this year, where the southeast coast has been inundated by sometimes-record rainfall and much of the Gulf coast is dry as a bone.
  22. An architect's rendering of the $510 million TGH Surgical, Neuroscience & Transplant Pavilion planned for Tampa General Hospital's main campus on Davis Islands.
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