1. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy leads his team onto the ice for warmups before Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena.
  2. Inner Circle Sports has been working as the city and county’s negotiating consultant with the Rays since 2021. David Abrams is the city's point of contact at Inner Circle Sports.
  3. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., joined at left by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to reporters to discuss the need from the federal government for more transparency regarding unidentified aerial phenomena, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023.
  4. Sicilaly Santiago-Leon, who lost a cousin in the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, talks to former state representative Carlos Guillermo Smith after she delivered emotional remarks to the Orlando City Council on Oct. 23 regarding the city’s plan to purchase the Pulse nightclub property.
  5. Florida Party of Florida Chairman Christian Ziegler addresses attendees at the Republican Party of Florida Freedom Summit, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, in Kissimmee, Fla.
  6. Crowds gather on Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg at a 2022 First Friday block party. The monthly block party has been going on for more than 20 years on Central Avenue, but organizers are in search of sponsors to continue.
  7. Jimmy Donaldson, better known as YouTube star MrBeast  leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers onto the field for their Oct. 22 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
  8. Rick Baker, right, served as mayor of St. Petersburg from 2001 to 2010, during which time the Tampa Bay Rays pursued a waterfront ballpark on the Al Lang Stadium site.
  9. Daniel Dickert wades through water in front of his home where the Steinhatchee River remained out of its banks on Aug. 30 after the arrival of Hurricane Idalia on Florida's west coast.
  10. The exterior of Dairy Inn on Nov. 30, 2023.
  11. The Florida Supreme Court building is pictured in Tallahassee.
  12. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
  13. The next Spotlight Tampa Bay panel will feature, from left: teacher union president Andrew Spar, education advocates Erika Donalds and Goliath Davis and school district administrator Monica Verra-Tirado. The group will participate in a discussion about the future of Florida public schools during a Jan. 30 event at the Tampa Theatre.
  14. Pinellas County Schools Superintendent Kevin Hendrick, shown at an October school board meeting, says his district aims to respect every student and employee. The district recently issued an "Inclusive Schools Support Guide" toward that end.
  15. Mateo Smith, 43, better know as the Trash Wolf, works to pick up litter on 54th Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 in Lealman. He figures he has collected over 5,000 pounds of litter.
  16. Pinellas County English teacher Philip Belcastro is one of several Florida teachers looking to leave the state.
  17. The exterior of the Leiman House in Tampa.
  18. Traffic streams southbound over the Sunshine Skyway bridge in July 2021, shortly after suicide prevention fencing was completed. The Skyway on Tuesday saw its first suicide in 19 months, a remarkable stretch for a bridge that had averaged about one suicide per month before the fencing was erected.
  19. Barbara Walker revels in the aroma of Nina’s Wood Fired Pizza while on a smelling adventure at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in March in Dade City. After decades without a sense of smell, she has devoted herself to trying to train her ability back.
  20. Max Weinberg plays the drums, left, while Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during The River Tour on Sept. 7, 2016, in Philadelphia. Weinberg is suing the owners of a Florida car restoration company, saying they stole $125,000 by falsely promising they could deliver a like-new 1957 Mercedes-Benz he could display at top-level shows and then using his money for personal expenses.
  21. A publicity image for the "A Drag Queen Christmas" show.
  22. St. Petersburg police are trying to identify a man who hid in an antique shop until after it closed, then crawled around the store and stole items valued at about $18,000. Much of the caper was captured on surveillance video.
  23. The SunRunner — stopped in St. Pete Beach in August — has been touted as one of many recent successes by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. But Republican lawmakers have been critical of the agency, and a bill that would cut its board of directors by nearly a third will advance to the state Legislature after a vote by local lawmakers Wednesday.
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