1. The exhibition, "Icons of Black & White" is on display at the Florida Museum of Photographic Art at its new location in Ybor City, which opened in September 2023.
  2. Lakeeta Davis  holds her son Rashad Keaton, 2, as she speaks with Lenice Emanuel, CEO of YWCA of Tampa Bay. Emanuel was in that role from 2010 to 2015 and was recently hired as the city of St. Petersburg's first chief equity officer. [KATHLEEN FLYNN Times]
  3. Sen. Corey Simon, R-Tallahassee, urges senators to support HB 1, expanding Florida's school voucher program, during floor debate on March 23. The measure later passed and was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, but many families are having problems getting their voucher money this fall.
  4. Rides light up the night at the 2012 festival at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. The festival has been going on for more than 40 years but had to cancel this year.
  5. The entrance to Busch Gardens at the corner of Busch Boulevard and McKinley Drive in Tampa  is pictured in in a Google image from 2022. A 20-year-old Louisiana man who was arrested after police said he jumped into the park's alligator exhibit in June will avoid criminal conviction if he completes the terms of a pre-trial intervention agreement approved last week.
  6. National Hurricane Center forecasters do not expect Philippe to change in strength in the coming days, though it could weaken into nothing more than a remnant low over the weekend.
  7. Traffic was backed up in the southbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge after a crash Tuesday morning. All lanes are now open.
  8. An audit of Florida's child welfare system found multiple cases of child welfare workers failing to follow state regulations on psychotropic or opioid medication use.  Illustration by Oona Tempest with KFF Health News.
  9. In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn.
  10. Tampa native Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, married yoga instructor Sky Daily on Friday at at Indian Rocks Baptist Church.
  11. A wave sweeps through a mat of mangrove roots, many of which showed signs of damage on Sept. 18 on Three Rooker Island off Pinellas County.
  12. A surprise performance of "Florida Kilos," requested by fans, made Lana Del Rey's Tampa concert stand out during her fall 2023 tour. She sang at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Monday, September 25, 2023.
  13. Tierney Lyle made many trips to visit former Bucs player Mike Williams in the hospital with their daughter, Mya, who Lyle says shares her father's athletic talent.
  14. As school board races gain steam across Florida, candidates are talking about what types of books belong in classrooms and libraries. "And Tango Makes Three" has been among the titles challenged in some districts.
  15. District Judge Mark Walker on Friday issued denied a preliminary injunction sought by the Florida Education Association, the United Faculty of Florida and unions representing employees of the Alachua County, Hernando County and Pinellas County school districts and the University of Florida.
  16. Leticia Hernandez, right, niece of Jose G. Hernandez who died alongside his wife and three children in a train collision on Saturday, receives a hug from women paying their respects at the site of the crash, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 in Plant City, Fla. The weekend crash between a train and a sports-utility vehicle that killed six people in Florida happened at a private road crossing where little more than a sign or two is required, no crossing gates, no flashing lights, no sound. (Martha Asencio-Rhine/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
  17. Scare actors roam the grounds of Busch Gardens in Tampa during the 2017 Howl-O-Scream event. There are five haunted houses this year, including a new one called D.H. Baggum’s Circus of Fear with creepy clowns and a menacing midway.
  18. Connie Cosme, 57, of Carrollwood, adjusts the trolley pole on a streetcar on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Tampa. Cosme has worked for the TECO Line Streetcar System since its inception. A new grant will keep the trolley free for riders for the coming year.
  19. National Hurricane Center forecasters are monitoring a trio of systems including Tropical Storm Philippe, a system off Africa that is likely to become a tropical depression by midweek and a low-pressure system that emerged Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico.
  20. Wu-Tang Clan performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa on Sept. 24, 2023.
  21. Amanda Darrow with the Utah Pride Center poses on Dec. 16, 2021, with books that have been the subject of parent complaints in Salt Lake City. As the nationwide surge in book challenges continues, the issue has already become a major discussion point in the 2024 races for Hillsborough County School Board.
  22. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, shown speaking in Sacramento, California in June 2022; and Gov. Ron DeSantis, shown speaking in Sioux Center, Iowa on May 13, will debate Nov. 30 on Fox News.
  23. A JetBlue flight from Ecuador to Fort Lauderdale hit extreme turbulence while landing in Florida on Monday, injuring seven passengers and a crew member, the airline said in a statement. This photo shows a JetBlue airplane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York in 2017.
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