1. At left, J. Alex Kelly, deputy chief of staff for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, answers questions about the new district lines his office developed during a Committee on Reapportionment meeting, April 19, 2022, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  2. This booking photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Michael Duane Zack III.
  3. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves the House floor after being ousted as Speaker of the House at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023.
  4. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to reporters hours after he was ousted as Speaker of the House Tuesday at the Capitol in Washington.
  5. New College of Florida interim president Richard Corcoran speaks to board of trustees member Ryan Anderson before the start of a trustees' meeting on Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023, in Sarasota. The board voted to make Corcoran the school's permanent president.
  6. Prayer walks, Indigenous ceremonies to raise awareness on environmental issues, are held each month in South Florida to bring attention to the "radioactive roads" bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in June. The event's organizer, Garrett Stuart, said he feels called to alert the public about the potential health risks of using phosphogypsum in road construction.
  7. The FrankCrum human resources headquarters in Clearwater is located at 100 South Missouri Ave. and has remains from a cemetery on its property.
  8. St. Petersburg city and Rays officials congregate at the conclusion of the city’s Tampa Bay Rays postseason event on Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023, at City Hall in St. Petersburg hours ahead of our hometown team hosting the wildcard playoffs against the Texas Rangers.
  9. Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, and the state attorney appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to replace him, Susan Lopez.
  10. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to reporters after leaving a meeting on the morning after he filed a motion to strip Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., from his leadership role, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023.
  11. An 11-year-old from central Florida is facing an attempted second-degree murder charge after police say he shot two 13-year-olds after an argument during a Pop Warner football practice in Apopka on Monday night.
  12. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco and school Superintendent Kurt Browning issued a YouTube warning to students and families on Sept. 26, saying that students could face expulsion and criminal charges if they're involved in campus brawls. The announcement came days after fights at Zephyrhills and Anclote high schools.
  13. Joel Leasure is pictured in a 2019 family photo. Firefighters who responded on Sept. 24 to a fire at Leasure's home on the 1200 block of 48th Street North in St. Petersburg's Central Oak Park neighborhood found him dead inside.
  14. An aerial drone view looking east toward downtown St. Petersburg as hazy conditions continue due to Canadian wildfires on Tuesday.
  15. FEMA will work with the Federal Communications Commission to test its emergency alert processes through radios and televisions, as well as consumer cellphones.
  16. Dunedin Mix, a new food hall concept with a carousel bar, is expected to open in December 2023.
  17. Busch Gardens announced a new ride is coming next spring called “Phoenix Rising” that will take riders on a soaring journey above the park’s Serengeti Plain.
  18. An exterior view of the Port St. Pete building located at 250 8th Ave SE, on Monday, Oct. 2, 2023 in St. Petersburg. This is scheduled to be the new docking point for the Cross Bay Ferry.
  19. New College of Florida Interim President Richard Corcoran speaks to guests during a Tiger Bay Club event at Shanna and Bryan Glazer JCC in September. Trustees are set to decide Tuesday whether to give Corcoran the job permanently.
  20. . You can change your Medicare Supplement Plan F anytime during the year. Medicare’s AEP is the time to change only your Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan.
  21. One of the new Dash rideshare Teslas soon to hit the streets of downtown Tampa.
  22. Tampa was home to more than 200 cigar factories in the 1920s, churning out millions of cigars and shipping them worldwide. J.C. Newman Cigar Company is the sole survivor today at its Ybor City factory at 2701 N 16th St.
(Times 2019)
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