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  1. A man uses a cell phone in New Orleans in 2019. A number of Americans including some in the Tampa Bay area were dealing Thursday with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector.
  2. Media consultant Tim Burke, 45, stands in his digital media studio at the Seminole Heights home which he shares with his wife, Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak, on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, in Tampa where agents with FBI conducted a search and seizure of personal electronics and notebooks in early May.
  3. Randy McKinney, of Clearwater, holds "I Voted" stickers moments after casting his ballot at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office during early voting on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Clearwater. For the 2024 Clearwater election, mail ballots have been sent and early voting runs from March 9 to March 17.
  4. Dixon, who joined the fire department in April 2021, said he found a defaced photograph of himself in his locker at Tampa's Station 13, one of the city's busiest and location north of Busch Boulevard.
  5. The entrance to Tarpon Springs City Hall, where commissioners struggled to find consensus Tuesday on appointing a new colleague.
  6. Jorge Ramirez was taken into custody in Brevard County on Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. He is facing a charge of second-degree murder with a firearm in the Jan. 16 death of Bryan Proenza.
  7. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office vehicle is seen in a Keystone neighborhood on Tuesday after a neighbor found a woman dead in her home.
  8. Drivers negotiate Drew Street between Highland Avenue and Betty Lane on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, in Clearwater. A state project to reconfigure 2 miles of Drew from four lanes to two, and add a center turn lane, has become an issue in the March 19 city election.
  9. Ke'Andrae Davis of St. Petersburg faces a vehicular homicide charge in connection with a crash in which his friend was killed.
  10. Tampa police are investigating a fatal crash that killed two people near the University of South Florida Monday evening.
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right,  hold a news conference in Del Rio, Texas, on July 17, 2021, to talk about an effort to enforce the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
  12. James "Mick" Barber Sr. left, and his brother Wesley Barber are pictured in a family photo. Pinellas deputies said James Sr.'s son James Barber Jr. fatally shot both men at the father's home in unincorporated Largo on Friday.
  13. One of two people pulled from a burning home in Holiday on Saturday night has died, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.
  14. Gasparilla Music Festival takes place Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 18 at Julian B. Lane Park in Tampa.
  15. Two men died of fentanyl overdoses in April 2022 on Grand Avenue in Pinellas Park, according to police.
  16. Pinellas deputies say a 28-year-old man was arrested Saturday and charged in two people's deaths near Largo.
  17. The entrance to City Hall in Safety Harbor, where officials have joined two lawsuits challenging a new law that requires municipal officials to file more extensive financial disclosure forms.
  18. The candidates for Seat 2 on the Clearwater City Council are, from left: Mark Bunker, Ryan Cotton and Mike Mastruserio.
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  20. Rufus Lewis, one of the Fearless Four Black Tampa Police Department officers who filed a federal discrimination complaint against the city in 1974 and won, at his Tampa home Feb. 1. “To not be paid your fair share when you’ve served your community and are celebrated by your community?” he said. “That’s heartbreaking.”
  21. The Tampa City Council heard from members of the public Thursday who expressed anger at a racial comment board member Alan Clendenin made at a meeting a week ago that he said was meant as a joke but that didn't land so well.
  22. George Georgiou is seen during closing arguments Wednesday in his murder trial at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater. A jury late Wednesday found Georgiou guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2011 killings of his grandparents, Steve and Flora Georgiou.
  23. The candidates for Seat 3 on the Clearwater City Council are, from left: Jared Leone, Mike Mannino and Javante Scott.
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