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Bizarre News

  1. DeAnna Marie Stinson, a 50-year-old accountant from Tampa, has been arrested after authorities say she tried to arrange a hit on the spouse of her former lover on the dark web, according to federal authorities.
  2. Marvel actor and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista holds Penny, his newly adopted puppy from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. She was found with a metal chain embedded in her neck that required surgery. Batista offered $5,000 reward for information on the abuser, and celebrity friends and others have added more than $7,000 more.
  3. A child holds up a pumpkin for his mother at the Harvest Moon Farm and Corn Maze in Masaryktown in Hernando County. [Luis Santana | Times]
  4. Anita and the three Mouseketeers are all looking for loving homes.
  5. The Progressive Pride intersection mural in St. Pete's Grand Central district, located at Central Avenue and 25th Street. The Grand Central and Edge districts will turn into a car-free zone for Halloween.
  6. Inclusivitea, the new sex-friendly tea shop, is located in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District.
  7. Eric Clapton will take the stage at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Saturday.
  8. Chrissy and Little Willie are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  9. Oktoberfest celebrations start this week in the Tampa Bay area.
  10. The Afterholic Speakeasy's “Haunted Tavern” in Ybor City.
  11. Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Alex Killorn, left, and Pat Maroon, right, hoist the Stanley Cup after the Game 5 win over Montreal in the final at Amalie Arena. The three-time Stanley Cup champs will hold Launch Weekend events this weekend.
  12. Cade and Eren are two of many animals hoping to find forever families.
  13. A black swallowtail butterfly lands on the branch of a bougainvillea bush at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
  14. Murder suspect Bryan Riley is led away from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday in Lakeland.
  15. Ed Sheeran, pictured in 2019, will help kick off the NFL season opener with a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in Tampa. (Joel C. Ryan   |   Invision/AP, file)
  16. Bear and La Bandita are two of many animals hoping to find forever homes.
  17. Linda Simek and her husband, Greg, are the new owners of the famous real estate listing in Gulfport that showed a giant live oak tree in the middle of the kitchen and sprouting through the roof. She likes to cook, and has to navigate around the tree to get to items in the sprawling kitchen.
  18. Miles and Robin are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  19. Carl and Gale are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  20. Joseph Speicher watches as the floats pass by during the 2021 Tampa Pride Diversity Parade. Tampa is set to hold its inaugural Pride on the River on Sept. 18.
  21. Pedal your way through Black history on a St. Petersburg Black History Bike Tour.
  22. Stevie B will be joined by Expose, Lisa Lisa and more in a concert showcasing '90s artists Friday at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  23. Liaza Brauer and Bailee Johnson assemble meals at Poppo's Taqueria in St. Petersburg. The chain is set to open another location in downtown Tampa on Aug. 16.
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