1. Victor Hedman, along with his family, is presented with a silver stick by owner Jeff Vinik Monday at Amalie Arena after becoming  the first Lightning defenseman and only the third player in franchise history to play in 1,000 career games.
  2. The Florida Capitol in Tallahassee.
  3. Law enforcement officials investigate a shooting at a Dollar General Store on Aug. 27, 2023 in Jacksonville.
  4. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, speak after lighting the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse, near the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, in Washington.
  5. Florida wildlife biologists began feeding manatees after a record 1,100 animals died in 2021. After two winters of feeding, the state says there is enough seagrass to warrant ending the feeding trial this winter.
  6. A woman was killed in a shark attack in the Bahamas. This photo shows a bull shark in a California lagoon. Bull sharks are one of the shark species that live in the waters off the Bahamas.
  7. Ja'Marion Strange sits at a defense table Friday before a judge sentenced him to 45 years in prison. A jury convicted Strange last month in the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Ty'Quahn Johnson in Tampa.
  8. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is publicly calling for transparency from the College Football Playoff after Florida State was left out of the field.
  9. The cruise line Margaritaville at Sea has announced that Tampa will be the port of call for its next, much bigger cruise ship, the Islander, offering trips to Mexico and Key West.
  10. Cars make their way down the Overseas Highways Seven Mile Bridge near Little Duck Key and Bahia Honda State Park on Monday, October 11, 2021. County officials say a replacement bridge could be built by 2030.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Marcellus Osceola Jr., chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, pose for a photo at a signing ceremony on Friday, April 23, 2021.
  12. The South Pasadena house purchased by Joseph Ladapo and his wife sits on a more than 7,000-square-foot lot. The sale was handled by SEASALT Properties.
  13. Xavier Javoris Love is facing charges of child sex abuse a year after he was released from prison after serving more than 20 years on a murder charge.
  14. This image provided by the Justice Department and contained in the affidavit in support of a criminal complaint, shows Manuel Rocha during a meeting with a FBI undercover employee. The Justice Department says Rocha, a former American diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Bolivia, has been charged with serving as a covert agent for Cuba's intelligence services since at least 1981. Newly unsealed court papers allege that Manuel Rocha engaged in "clandestine activity" on Cuba's behalf for decades, including by meeting with Cuban intelligence operatives.
  15. Crowds will gather along east bound Park Boulevard for the Pinellas Park Christmas parade Saturday night.
  16. ThunderBug will once again join in the Hanukkah festivities at Coachman Park in Clearwater This year, Hanukkah runs Dec. 7-14.
  17. Fog blocks the sun in St. Petersburg on Monday morning. Portions of Tampa Bay were under a dense fog warning, with visibility one quarter of a mile or less, forecasters said.
  18. Florida Party of Florida Chairman Christian Ziegler, shown at the Florida Freedom Summit in November, has said he will not resign while under investigation for a rape allegation that he denies. The case has implications for the right-leaning education agenda advanced by Ziegler's wife, a founder of Moms for Liberty.
  19. A Hawaiian Airlines plane taxis for position at Kahalui, Hawaii, on the island of Maui, in 2005. Alaska Air Group said Sunday that it agreed to buy Hawaiian Airlines.
  20. A 17-year-old motorcyclist died following a crash with a car on Sunday morning in Riverview.
  21. The Selmon Expressway reopened early Sunday after a Saturday night crash left one person dead.
  22. The guided-missile destroyer USS Carney, shown here in Souda Bay, Greece, was attacked Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said, potentially marking a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war.
  23. Gene Simmons, left, Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley of Kiss perform during the final night of the "Kiss Farewell Tour" on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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