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  1. Friends of Kathleen Moore, from left, Isla Holland, 5, Aspen Reardon, 2, and their mother, Samantha Neitz, all of New Port Richey, place candles at a memorial while attending a vigil to honor Moore’s life Wednesday, on Carmel Avenue in New Port Richey. The vigil was held near where Moore’s body was discovered on Tuesday morning by someone walking in a wooded area behind the home of Moore’s boyfriend, Collin Knapp, 30. Knapp is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of Moore, who was reported missing last week.
  2. In this Aug. 11 file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis listens as Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran speaks during a visit in St. Petersburg. Advocacy groups are criticizing the Florida Department of Education for removing an anti-bullying webpage from its site, saying the decision will harm LGBTQ students. A spokesman for the state education department on Wednesday said it removed the portal because it contained links to federal sites that “previously provided helpful guidance and information, but now are being used as platforms for advocacy.”
  3. From left, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried. Crist and Fried have made recent events at the University of Florida an issue in the governor's race as they vie to unseat DeSantis.
  4. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Florida governor.
  5. In this screen grab from video, Katie Bryant, the mother of Daunte Wright, testifies Wednesday in the trial of former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter in the April 11, 2021, death of Daunte Wright, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn.
  6. An aerial view of Pinellas County, which grew by about 67,000 people since 2010, according the U.S. Census. The growth was evenly distributed across the county and factored into a redistricting process that completed this week.
  7. Tuesday morning's shooting happened at a home on Longcrest Drive in Riverview. An 88-year-old man was killed after he charged at a Hillsborough deputy, who was not injured in the incident.
  8. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is seen on the field just prior the Rays taking on the Houston Astros for Game 4 of the American League Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 in St. Petersburg. On Wednesday, Castor said city, county and Tampa Sports Authority officials would be putting together a financial package to help pay for an Ybor City ballpark for the team.
  9. Harper Austin, 3, of Land O’ Lakes, approaches Santa, also known as Bob Distelcamp, 68, at International Plaza. In-person visits with St. Nick are back.
  10. A table has been turned into a memorial for 21-year-old Savannah Mathis at BJs Alabama BBQ on South Dale Mabry Highway, owned and operated by her family. Mathis was shot to death and her sister injured while they were driving the night of Dec. 1 in West Tampa.
  11. Students walk in front of Saint Leo Abbey on the campus of Saint Leo University in Pasco County. The school announced that its merger with Marymount California University would be delayed.
  12. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Marcellus Osceola, Jr., chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, pose for a photo at a signing ceremony on earlier this year.
  13. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation in the 9400 block of McIntosh Road in Dover after the body of a woman was discovered Wednesday, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
  14. Leanna Arcila, 7, is licked by Watson, a therapy dog with the Pawtucket police department, as she receives her COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday from Dr. Eugenio Fernandez at Nathanael Greene Elementary School in Pawtucket, R.I. Even as the U.S. reaches a COVID-19 milestone of roughly 200 million fully-vaccinated people, infections and hospitalizations are spiking, including in highly-vaccinated pockets of the country like New England.
  15. Tampa Bay Rays fan cutouts look on from the stands between third base and left field after being installed at Tropicana Field on Aug. 3, 2020 in St. Petersburg. The loss of live sporting events and other activities contributed to a $2.4 billion drop in the region's gross domestic product in 2020, according to a U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report released Wednesday.
  16. Convicted killer Markeith Loyd making an emotional plea in a hearing earlier this year. A jury has recommended a death sentence for Lloyd in the 
killing of Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton.
  17. In this Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows speaks with reporters outside the White House in Washington. The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection says it has “no choice” but to move forward with contempt charges against Meadows after he did not show up Wednesday for a scheduled deposition.
  18. Portions of Interstate 75 near Apollo Beach will close twice this month during overnight hours as part of an ongoing construction project. [TIMES 2011]
  19. This image released by HBO shows Pastor Craig Duke, of Newburgh, Ind., appearing in drag in a scene from the HBO series "We're Here."
  20. The West Pasco Government Center, at 8731 Citizens Dr in New Port Richey, houses the County Commission Chambers.
  21. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is administered at a pop-up clinic offering vaccines and booster shots in Rosemead, California on Nov. 29.
  22. This June 2009 image provided by Publix shows Carol Jenkins Barnett, the billionaire daughter of the Publix Super Markets founder. Barnett, who had early-onset Alzheimer's disease, died Tuesday night at her home in Lakeland, Publix said in a news release. She was 65.
  23. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco tells Pasco commissioners that the jail expansion needs their attention.
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