1. The Clearwater Police Department closed Sunset Point Road between Kings Highway and Highland Avenue Tuesday morning to investigate a crash that killed a pedestrian.
  2. Students arrive for the start of the day at Altamonte Christian School in Altamonte Springs, Friday, March 10, 2023. Since 2001, the state has offered tax credit scholarships and vouchers to assist students attending private schools, including religious schools. On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a measure expanding eligibility for those vouchers.
  3. With Original Medicare, the Medicare recipient can make as much money as needed and not lose medical benefits, unlike Medicaid benefits which you can lose if you make too much money.
  4. Lead service technician Thomas Lanni, 34, uses a John Deere tractor to pull a beach rake through sugar sand near Pier 60 while cleaning Clearwater Beach during his predawn shift on Friday, Mar 24, 2023, in Clearwater.
  5. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri talks during a press conference in 2022. He's asked the County Commission for $625,000 for contactless drug testing technology, basing his argument on debunked information about the risk accidental fentanyl contact poses to deputies.
  6. In this Nov. 9, 2018, photo provided by Nikese Toussaint, Jean-Dickens Toussaint and his wife Abigail Michael Toussaint pose for a photo at their wedding in Pompano Beach, Florida. Nikese Toussaint says that gangs in Haiti kidnapped the U.S. couple and a third person traveling with them on March 18, and that the gang is demanding $200,000 for each person.
  7. Crowds filter through the rotunda at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have made school vouchers a priority during the 2023 legislative session. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the voucher bill into law on Monday, March 27, 2023, at a ceremony in Miami.
  8. Rep. Alex Andrade, R-Pensacola, said he intends to propose modifications to his bill that would make it easier to sue over defamation claims.
  9. A child weeps while on the bus leaving The Covenant School following a mass shooting at the school in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, March 27, 2023.
  10. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 837 on Friday, a law aimed at decreasing the number of frivolous lawsuits involving insurance and personal injury claims. In anticipation of the approval, litigants flooded local clerks of court with new civil claims in the days leading up to the approval.
  11. Under current law, consumer-finance loan companies can charge 30 percent annual interest on the first $3,000 of principal amounts, 24 percent on amounts between $3,000 and $4,000 and 18 percent on amounts between $4,000 and $25,000. Florida lawmakers' new bill would set an across-the-board maximum 36 percent rate.
  12. Clearwater City Council members listen to residents speak at the special meeting called on Monday, March 27, 2023, to discuss the vacancy created by Mayor Frank Hibbard's resignation.
  13. Jonathan Vasquez, 34, on left, and his girlfriend, Valerie Romero, 28, both from Tampa, bundle up while fishing from end of the St. Petersburg Pier just after sunrise on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in St. Petersburg.
  14. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority CEO Adelee Le Grand, right, listens as attorney  David Adams presents findings of an investigation during a HART board meeting Monday, March 27, 2023 in Tampa.
  15. Calida, a new wine bar and restaurant, is now open in St. Petersburg's Crescent Heights neighborhood.
  16. December and Duchess are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  17. Billy Adams III speaks with his attorney in a pretrial detention hearing last month in Tampa after he was accused of fatally shooting 22-year-old Alana Sims, who was pregnant.
  18. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at Miami private school shortly before he signed a bill to expand school vouchers in Florida on Monday, March 27, 2023.
  19. Nao Trinidad from Spain, a replica of the iconic Santa Maria, will be among the ships coming to St. Petersburg for the Tall Ships festival March 30-April 2.
  20. John Mayer performs on Monday, March 20, 2023, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
  21. Tomasz Kosowski, a local plastic surgeon arrested in the death of missing Largo attorney Steven Cozzi, makes his first appearance in court from the Pinellas County Jail on Monday.
  22. Chief meteorologist Denis Phillips is set to headline the Poynter at the Straz series May 12.
  23. Roberto Rodriguez, 25, was driving north on U.S. Highway 19 in Pinellas Park on Sunday when he crossed over a median into the southbound lanes, colliding head-on with another vehicle, police said.
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