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  1. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, left, attends a cabinet meeting at his official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, April 12, 2021. Japan’s government said Tuesday it has decided to start releasing massive amounts of radioactive water stored at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in two years after treatment. Suga told that the government adopted the release to sea as “most realistic” and that the disposal of the water is “unavoidable in order to achieve Fukushima's recovery.”
  2. Montana Breseman, 11, of New Port Richey is missing.
  3. Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby.
  4. James N. Hendricks quietly retired from the FBI in 2020 as a special agent in charge after the Office of Inspector General — the Justice Department's internal watchdog — concluded he sexually harassed eight female subordinates in one of the FBI’s most egregious known cases of sexual misconduct.
  5. Hideki Matsuyama, clad in his new green jacket for winning the Masters, shares a laugh Sunday with his caddie Shota Hayafuji as they hold Matsuyama's trophy.
  6. Knoxville police work the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School Monday, April 12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn.
  7. A model from researchers at the University of South Florida simulates the first days of a pollutant plume off Piney Point.  Orange and yellow indicate higher concentrations.
  8. After a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, St. Pete Pride is back this summer, albeit without its signature parade. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE   |   Times (2018)]
  9. Victims of Immigration fraud gather Friday outside federal court in downtown Tampa before a sentencing hearing for Elvis H. Reyes, 56, who is accused of filing 215 fraudulent asylum applications through his EHR Ministries Inc. and stealing more than $1 million from his victims.
  10. This prominent restaurant space at 635 Cleveland Street, as seen in 2019, has long sat vacant.
  11. The Coquina Key Plaza in St. Petersburg as seen on Wednesday April 7, 2021 has been sold. Some of the businesses remaining include a night club, event rental space, and a Chinese restaurant.
  12. Stephanie Marty demonstrates against a proposed ban on transgender girls and women from female sports leagues outside the South Dakota governor's mansion in Pierre, S.D. on Thursday March 11, 2021.
  13. Florida added more than 1,000 coronavirus cases Monday.
  14. Brad Paisley, shown performing at his 2011 H20 Tour in Tampa, returns to the bay area in July for three outdoor shows in Florida that month.
  15. In this June 14, 2014 photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by members of her family appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, during the Trooping The Colour parade, in central London. From left, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie, Sophie, the Duchess of Wessex, Prince Philip, Prince Edward, Prince Harry, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William.
  16. Valentina "Val" Tomashosky, 17, was scheduled to graduate in a few weeks from Central High School in Brooksville. She died Sunday after stepping on a live power line.
  17. Family and friends of Daunte Wright, 20, grieve hours after they say he was shot and killed by police Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Wright's mother, Katie Wright, stands at center.
  18. A conceptual drawing, by FleischmaGarcia Architecture, of the proposed New Tampa Performing Arts Center on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard across from the main entrance to Hunter's Green.
  19. The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes spun out of our rough weather over the weekend, one in Bradenton and the other Winter Haven. Damage to homes was reported in both.
  20. Victor Hernandez Figueroa, 53, of Lexington, N.C., was being held without bail Monday at the Hillsborough County Jail on two counts of armed false imprisonment.
  21. Voters in the cities of Port Richey and New Port Richey will be selecting two city council members each in Tuesday’s municipal election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and each city has one location for voters to cast their ballots.
  22. Parents, teachers and students from Hillsborough County schools came together to protest budget cuts for arts programs before a School Board meeting in September. Their advocacy helped convince district leaders to lessen the blow of staffing cuts in the fall. Some hope they can accomplish the same objective in the spring as the district shrinks its 2021-22 workforce by 1,000 positions.
  23. St. Petersburg vegan restaurant Lucy's will not reopen, the owner said Monday. The restaurant, which opened at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year, has been closed since March.
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