1. Drying equipment was fed through windows of Clearwater's Main Library at 100 N. Osceola Ave. after a Sept. 6 sprinkler failure caused thousands of gallons of water to flood the building.
  2. Beachgoers relax along the sand while looking out at the Gulf of Mexico on Treasure Island Beach on Aug. 15 in Pinellas County.
  3. Some Florida school districts are requiring students to get parent permission to attend sporting events, join clubs and participate in other school related activities. Supporters say the opt-in move is an effort to ensure parents are informed and involved in their children's education.
  4. These are some of the items on display in the “Dignity and Grace: These Humbler Metals" exhibition at the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg.
  5. The construction site of the former Balbin Brothers Cigar Factory which is being converted into a hotel in Tampa.
  6. The city of Zephyrhills is working with North Star Place Branding to establish a new identity. This week, the City Council got a look at the branding and logo ideas suggested.
  7. Students board waiting buses at Gulf High School in Pasco County in April 2022. Today, because of new state rules, Pasco students must get a parent's permission to participate in all activities and events, including football games.
  8. Paul DeGaeta spent most of his life working on boats. After Hurricane Ian, he started taking photos of vessels that had been thrown onto houses, trees and roads. The 42-foot Bachelor Pad, behind him, has been wedged between pilings beside Bonita Bill’s bar on Fort Myers Beach for almost a year. In his booklet, Capt. Paul had featured it under the headline, “Bellying up to the bar.”
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, argues a point with businessman Vivek Ramaswamy during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by FOX Business Network and Univision, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
  10. Nahshon Shannon reacts after Judge Samantha Ward reads the verdict during his murder trial at the Hillsborough County Courthouse on Wednesday in Tampa.
  11. "Tiger King" star Joe Exotic has put himself in the middle of the Florida-Florida State rivalry because of Jordan Travis-related T-shirts.
  12. Hofbrauhaus, the now-closed German beer hall in downtown St. Petersburg, will become a GolfSuites City Club, an indoor golf simulator lounge, bar and restaurant. Plans are to open in mid-2024
  13. The winner of the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot in August has come forward to claim the prize, officials said Wednesday.
  14. The National Weather Service is expecting high rain chances for the remainder of the week in Tampa Bay. This photo showed rain and wind along the causeway Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 in Dunedin.
  15. Largo Police detectives congregate outside of Stout's Auto Service, Wednesday in Largo, where at least 2 people were injured during a shooting, police say.
  16. A punk vampire at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights in 2018 is the kind of roving scare actor that draws thousands of Halloween fans to the Orlando theme park every fall.
  17. Patrick Douglas Scruggs, 38, of Tampa, was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday. He faces charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and armed burglary after authorities say he repeatedly stabbed a driver on the Howard Frankland Bridge after the driver struck Scruggs' sedan.
  18. Which Medicare option is right for you depends on your health and financial situation. You may be someone who has a history of serious health issues requiring expensive brand name prescription drugs or who goes to the doctor once a year for a physical and takes inexpensive generics.
  19. Apple Snyder prepares a drink at King State Coffee in Tampa in June 2020.
  20. Sagemont Prepatory School's lower school campus in Weston is shown on Monday Sept. 25, 2023. Gov. Ron DeSantis' office announced Friday evening that the school has 'direct ties to the Chinese Communist Party' and has been suspended from the state's school choice scholarship program.
  21. A for sale sign sits in front of a house on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Pinellas Park.
  22. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, then-education commissioner Richard Corcoran and then-Speaker of the House Chris Sprowls as they address the audience during a news conference at St. Petersburg Collegiate High School on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, in St. Petersburg.
  23. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch is pictured ahead of his ceremonial pitch for Tampa Bay Rays' game against the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field on Wednesday.
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