1. A Florida man drove his SUV into a fireworks store, sparking a massive fire in a crash that also killed the driver, authorities said. The 53-year-old driver rear-ended another vehicle on Monday before plowing into the Phantom Fireworks shop, igniting rockets and a slew of explosions.
  2. A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a former University of Connecticut women’s soccer player who lost her scholarship after she gave the middle finger to a television camera as the Huskies celebrated winning a conference championship.
  3. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the Don't Tread on Florida Stop at Everglades Equipment Group in Boynton Beach on Nov. 7.
  4. From left: John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham in 1998, the year of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
  5. The Pinellas County School Board next week will discuss a recommendation that March 20, 2023, serve as a makeup day for time lost to Hurricane Nicole. That's the Monday after spring break week, which was scheduled as an off day for students but not most district employees.
  6. A dead dry fish washed up on the shores of Fort De Soto Park in 2021 during a Red Tide outbreak. Low amounts of Red Tide have been found off Fort De Soto again this week.
  7. Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, looks on as attorney Jean-Jacques Cabou speaks during a news conference on Aug. 17 in Tallahassee. Warren filed a federal suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who suspended Warren in August. The trial in the case began Tuesday.
  8. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, listens as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington Tuesday about their meeting with President Joe Biden. Congress is moving swiftly to prevent a looming U.S. rail workers' strike. Lawmakers are reluctantly intervening in a labor dispute to stop what would surely be a devastating blow to the nation’s economy if the transportation of fuel, food and other critical goods was disrupted.
  9. Tampa Airport Marriott TPAAP
Photographer: Jeff Herron
Shoot Date: 11.2022
  10. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to a crowd of supporters during his election night party at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Tampa.
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at an annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition on Nov. 19, 2022, in Las Vegas. DeSantis is scheduled to publish an autobiography in February 2023.
  12. Emboldened House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year.
  13. Hales Blackbrick, a new modern Chinese restaurant from chef Richard Hales, is now open in Tampa.
  14. Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, looks on as attorney Jean-Jacques Cabou, center, and attorney David Singer are seen during an August news conference in Tampa. Warren has filed a federal suit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who suspended him.
  15. Students from the Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School with ballet teacher Hannah Box, center left, and Alice Santana, vice president of education at The Straz Center pictured on Nov. 4. Thanks to a program from the Patel Conservatory, the children receive free ballet classes every week.
  16. A 51-year-old Hudson man was killed early Wednesday when a van struck him on Bolton Avenue in Hudson, troopers said.
  17. Santa Claus leaves behind his reindeer and sleigh to board a boat for numerous lighted boat parades around the Tampa Bay area.
  18. Newly elected school board members across Florida are taking actions that demonstrate elections have consequences.
  19. Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s property located along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.
  20. Nick George, 25, left, films Muchachas Owner Stephanie Swanz, center, and Mikel Arrieta, right, as they create content for the business’ TikTok account at Muchachas inside Armature Works in Tampa on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
  21. This is an aerial drone photo of erosion and damage in Daytona Beach taken 48 hours after Hurricane Nicole made landfall near Vero Beach as a Category 1 storm.
  22. The Florida Attorney General’s Office is suing a Delray Beach-based real estate brokerage for allegedly using deceptive business practices to prey on vulnerable homeowners.
  23. Wrapping paper from local maker Fox and Crow is $6 per roll at the new Daydream Shop and Makerspace in St. Petersburg.
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