1. Near the end of a 10-hour meeting that lasted to almost 5 a.m. Thursday, a Tarpon Springs resident holds a replica of planet Earth while speaking against a plan to build 404 apartments along the Anclote River. Looking on at left is Ed Armstrong, an attorney for the developer Morgan Group.
  2. Swah-Rey, the popular St. Petersburg cupcake and confection shop, is closing both locations next month.
  3. Seen on the screen of a device in Sausalito, Calif., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address during a virtual event on Thursday. Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future, what Zuckerberg calls the “metaverse.”
  4. Guests pack the pool at the Hollander Hotel in St. Petersburg in June. Hotel occupancy in Tampa Bay has been on a steady upswing throughout the pandemic, and is now nearly back to matching 2019 levels, according to hospitality data and analytics firm STR.
  5. Trevor Dooley fatally shot a neighbor in Valrico in 2010.
  6. A diver is seen near a statue of a soldier during the installing of Circle of Heroes in the Gulf of Mexico. A group of local divers is planning a Veterans Day tribute dive on Nov. 11. [Photo courtesy of Preston Rudie]
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  8. Brielle and Kodak are two of many animals hoping to find fur-ever homes.
  9. Aaron Smith-Levin, right, is interviewed by Rick Wiles, left, on the TruNews website.
  10. University of South Florida history professor J. Michael Francis will receive the Officer's Cross from Felipe VI, the Spanish king.
  11. Pamela Lewis, center, and her family listen during an Oct. 24 rally held by the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement to mark the death of her son 25 years ago. His image appears on their T-shirts. TyRon Lewis was shot and killed by a St. Petersburg police officer in 1996 at the intersection where the rally was held, 18th Avenue S and 16th Street S. His death sparked rioting, and more unrest when the shooting was later ruled justified. The family gathers every year on the anniversary of his death to remember him.
  12. Architecture firm Gresham Smith will relocate its Tampa office from Harbour Island to The Loft at Midtown Tampa, developer Bromley Companies announced Thursday.
  13. Tampa Bay, along with all of Central Florida, was placed under a tornado watch Thursday morning. It will extend until at least 5 p.m. today.
  14. President Joe Biden speaks about his domestic agenda from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday.
  15. The New York Stock Exchange operates during normal business hours in the Financial District, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in the Manhattan borough of New York.  Stocks are moving higher in early trading on Wall Street Thursday, Oct. 28, keeping the S&P 500 hovering near the record closing high it set on Tuesday.
  16. Tampa Bay Times reporter Paul Guzzo and actor and filmmaker Joe Davison search for signs of paranormal activity at the Cuban Club on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 in Ybor City. After mysterious sightings and reports from staff the Cuban Club is considered by some to be one of Tampa Bay's most haunted buildings.
  17. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis listens to Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody.
  18. James and Nan Smith are accused of running a prostitution ring involving 12 massage parlors in Tampa Bay.
  19. Gov. Ron DeSantis has not confirmed whether he will get a booster shot, and Florida's new surgeon general Dr. Joseph Ladapo has not released his vaccination status.
  20. Prospective employers and job seekers meet at a job fair last month in the West Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Wages are increasing as employers struggle to draw more people back into the job market.
  21. St. Petersburg's Raymond James Financial posted annual earnings of $9.76 billion on Wednesday.
  22. Rocio Smith, working this month at an Achieva Credit Union office in Land O' Lakes, spent time as a mental health counselor helping low-income Hispanic communities navigate financial challenges.
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