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  1. Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez is shown in this 2021 photo. His office apologized after a photo of a dead body was posted on Instagram.
  2. Former Pinellas detention Sgt. Katelyn Gomez was arrested Wednesday after inappropriate letters were found in a 16-year-old inmate's cell at the Pinellas juvenile detention center where she worked. Gomez, who admitted to writing the letters, is charged with solicitation of a child to engage in an act that constitutes sexual battery.
  3. In this screenshot of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, a man can be seen climbing down a cell tower on the 13000 block of Rhodine Road on Saturday night. Deputies say the man was taken into custody without incident.
  4. Garrett Cheney, from the United States, performs during the Fire act on opening night of Cirque du Soleil Bazzar in the parking lot of Tropicana Field on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 in St. Petersburg. The show runs from February 22, 2024 - March 24, 2024.
  5. Hopper is now, officially, the more famous of Temple Terrace’s infamous kangaroos.
  6. In its Feb. 9 bankruptcy filing, the The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration states that the group’s founder, Leo Govoni, took money from more than 1,500 trust funds through an unsanctioned loan to the Boston Finance Group, a company he owned.
  7. Pass-a-Grille Beach is seen on June 12, 2023. A Lehigh Acres woman searching for seashells on Captiva Island found a human jawbone last week, and authorities are investigating where it came from.
  8. The St. Petersburg Police Department got involved when three German shepherds jumped into a stranger's car and refused to budge earlier this week.
  9. The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, a nonprofit that manages trust funds for individuals with complex medical needs, including victims of road accidents and medical malpractice, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing the loss of $100 million that it says was taken in an unsanctioned loan by the nonprofit's founder, Leo Govoni. It is located at the Roosevelt Lakes office building at 12425 28th St. in St. Petersburg.
  10. A Pembroke Pines police SUV is pictured. In November 2023, an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s officer confused a falling acorn for a gunshot and fired a hail of bullets on his own patrol car while a man sat handcuffed inside.
  11. Metro Diner is one of many places serving a fish special. Here is a list of ways you can eat fish during Lent.
  12. This is a photo of professional race car driver Joey Logano doing a burnout after winning a NASCAR exhibition auto race at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 2022. Two recent cases of drivers doing burnouts at Tampa Bay area businesses didn't end as well for them.
  13. Jorge Jesus Cornejo, 47, of Orlando is facing charges of strong-arm robbery, burglary and criminal mischief.
  14. Unmarked graves from the neighboring First Prospect Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery were recently discovered at the back of the Wimauma property where Vanessa Dorsey lives. The property still contains equipment from the tow business run by her husband, who died in 2022.
  15. William Montoto, 40, and Hayley Milks, 41, pose for a portrait at CocoRow in Plant City on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.
  16. Hillsborough County sheriff's Deputy Daniel “Red” Jones with Hopper, the 7-year-old kangaroo found wandering the streets of Tampa.
  17. A shell from a giant clam, the largest living bivalve mollusk on Earth, is for sale at Schiller’s Architectural & Design Salvage in Tampa.
  18. Two 17-year cicadas on April 22, 2013. Two broods of periodical cicadas will emerge simultaneously this spring in the Southeast, but north of Florida, something not seen in more than 200 years.
  19. Become a "grass grinder" on the lawn at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre with a Lawnie Pass for $239, good for up to 25 shows.
  20. The Jose Gasparilla pirate ship carries members of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla en route to the Tampa Convention Center during the Gasparilla Invasion in 2023. It is once again time for pirates to take over Tampa.
  21. James Paul Leach faces a felony poisoning charge after police say he put eyedrops into his nephew's meatball sandwich.
  22. Short rib marsala and an Italian cookie martini are among the holiday offerings at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
  23. The famous "Florida Joker," sometimes referred to as the "Miami Joker," wants credit and maybe some financial compensation from Rockstar Games after a similar mug shot was shown in the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer.
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