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  1. Aaron Smith-Levin, right, is interviewed by Rick Wiles, left, on the TruNews website.
  2. Clearwater Gas System’s headquarters, on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at 777 Maple Street in downtown Clearwater.
  3. A view of the downtown waterfront on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, from the Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bridge looking east. Crews working on a renovation of the waterfront area damaged a water main on Wednesday.
  4. Lina Teixeira, a community activist, fashion designer and candidate for Clearwater City Council, poses for a portrait in her downtown Clearwater art studio.
  5. Clearwater's MarineMax once again posted record annual revenues on Tuesday. Shown here is the boating company's retail shop in Pompano.
  6. Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota has set up a maze that’s free and an ideal way to let children explore. The maze, which is next to the park’s playground, will be up until after Thanksgiving.
  7. Clearwater attorney Pam Akin "kept the city out of trouble" during her career, said Mayor Frank Hibbard.
  8. Hundreds of lights, holiday decorations and entertainers bring Christmas Town to life during the holiday season at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
  9. John Morgan, head of Morgan & Morgan, shown in his offices in downtown Orlando. His career started with the Yellow Pages and billboards in the early ‘80s. Now his firm is offering $100,000 to the winner of an advertising jingle contest.
  10. KnowBe4, headquartered in Clearwater, has announced plans to purchase SecurityAdvisor for $80 million.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will call a November special session to pass several measures related to vaccine mandates.
  12. The Little Toot Dolphin Adventure boat returns to its slip on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at Clearwater Beach Marina after a tour of Clearwater Harbor.
  13. A 91-year-old Clearwater man has died after a cigarette left in a garbage can caused a house fire Monday, officials said.
  14. Fifth-grade science teacher Jessie Tripp, center, visits with students Synncere Kidd, left, and Trevaughn Hill, right, as the children transition between classes on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Sandy Lane Elementary in Clearwater. Tripp's classroom, at right, lacks a door to separate the hall from the learning space.
  15. Stephanie Spurgeon is pictured before a hearing in 2019. She was set free on Friday after pleading guilty in the death of a 1-year-old girl at the Palm Harbor daycare she owned. She maintains her innocence.
  16. Guests line up to board the Cross Bay Ferry docked at the Tampa Convention Center on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 in Tampa. The season service returns Oct. 21, 2021.
  17. “I never thought I’d be up and picking up trash at 7 a.m. on a Thursday morning,” joked volunteer Melissa Hewett, 24, of Largo, as she worked at Clearwater's Eddie C. Moore Complex on Thursday. “It is crazy how much garbage is out here. Especially right in front of a garbage can.”
  18. Florida businesses face fines of $5,000 per violation charge under a law blocking so-called "vaccine passports" signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis
  19. Chef George Papagiani prepares bean soup in the kitchen at the recently opened De Lukas Restaurant and Bar, 1343 Cleveland St., in downtown Clearwater.
  20. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates.
  21. Two large "Go Vote" signs are seen on the former Clearwater City Hall building before the 2020 election.
  22. One person died and two were injured Thursday night when a car slammed into trees along Bayshore Boulevard in Clearwater.
  23. The Coast Guard helps boaters after two vessels collided near Clearwater Beach on Thursday morning.
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