1. Mateo Smith, better know as Trash Wolf, picks up litter along 54th Avenue in Lealman on Nov. 15. He figures he has collected over 5,000 pounds of litter.
  2. 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.
  3. A sinkhole recently opened under a wastewater treatment pond at Busch Gardens, dumping an estimated 2.5 million gallons of treated wastewater.
  4. People line the Riverwalk to watch hundreds of illuminated boats make their way down the Hillsborough River last year. Here's a list of this year's holiday boat parades in the Tampa Bay area.
  5. Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies discovered the body of a man inside the trunk of a vehicle at an Inverness home Thanksgiving morning. The homeowner, who is a suspect in the case, was found injured in his house and was taken to a hospital.
  6. A basket of gator bites is displayed at The Blue Gator in Hernando.
  7. Gary Mills, along with his great-grandson Sylar Geiger, takes a moment inside the taxidermy shop that Mills runs on Aug. 21 in Hernando.
  8. Tammy Burch, the 15-year-old Gulfport girl struck by a trolley in downtown St. Petersburg Sunday, poses in this photo taken before her first Homecoming dance at Boca Ciega High School in October 2023.
  9. Kids throw snowballs at targets in the Florida Aquarium's Snow Days.
  10. Jimmie C. Gardner, seen in 2017 during the Belmont Heights Celebrity Softball game.
  11. It's holiday market time. You're sure to find all sorts of gift ideas, Christmas tree decorations and home decor.
  12. A motion-activated camera captures an adult male Florida panther in 2012 on the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Florida.
  13. People gather for a tree lighting ceremony in 2022. Here is a list of 17 ceremonies being held this year.
  14. Lovebugs crawl across the top of a red rose. Lovebugs, a twice-a-year phenomenon in Florida, have gone away and no one really knows why.
  15. Actress Evelyn Fariss wed nine different men, one twice, three had Tampa connections, and most ended in or included scandal.
  16. Event coordinator Christine Irons paddles among the nearly 100 participants of the annual Witches and Warlocks Paddle Parade in Tarpon Springs.
  17. Savannah Boan is the lead caretaker of the gator nicknamed Jawlene, which was rescued with a missing top jaw.
  18. A close look at a strange metallic object that Capital Pawn Gold & Jewelry Buyers owner Joe Cacciatore says might be an ancient alien artifact.
  19. Runners move across the Sunshine Skyway bridge during the Skyway 10K in 2019. Registration for the 2024 race opens at 8 a.m. Oct. 30. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
  20. Cho-Cho the Health Clown was a popular performer who traveled the nation from the 1920s through the 1940s to promote good health and hygiene to children. But, today, he might be considered a scary clown. He has recently been a popular topic on Facebook pages dedicated to Tampa history.
  21. We suggest some locally inspired Halloween costume ideas.
  22. People mingle and play shuffleboard at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club on Friday, Oct. 13.
  23. The house at 1908 E. Fifth Ave. in Ybor City is home to a rooster cemetery. Tommy Stephens, who buried two roosters there, is selling the house and hopes the cemetery remains on the property. Stephens is responsible for the city's ordinance that protects Ybor's chickens.
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