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  1. People wait in a line for that wraps around the West Tampa Community Resource Center to get tested for COVID-19 on Dec. 28. Tampa Bay officials are opening more free, public testing sites to meet the demand for testing as the omicron variant drives a surge of cases.
  2. Robert Warren, pictured in 2017, was arrested on a second-degree murder charge Thursday, deputies said.
  3. Residents wait in line to be vaccinated at the Historic Bethel AME Church in St. Petersburg on Jan. 30, 2021. A group of Black pastors is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to deliver adequate COVID-19 resources to communities disproportionately impacted by the virus.
  4. Aaron Smith-Levin, left, is seen talking to a Clearwater Police officer during an incident at Fusion Cigar Bar on Sept. 17, 2021. The Clearwater Police Department blurred Smith-Levin's face when providing the body camera footage to the Tampa Bay Times.
  5. Clearwater City Council member Hoyt Hamilton talks about election decorum during Tuesday's work session.
  6. Long-time Pinellas County School Board member Carol Cook is guiding board members through the process of hiring a new superintendent. The board plans to select the district's next leader in May or June, before superintendent Mike Grego retires on July 1.
  7. Members of the Florida House of Representatives work during a legislative session, Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  8. Tom McManaman (standing) and his former youth league hockey players at his 90th birthday party in Clearwater. The players, seated from left to right, are Dan Gould, Ward Welles and Jim Federman.
  9. The Mighty Marching Dragons of Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale perform during Monday's annual MLK Dream Big Parade in St. Petrsburg to commemorate the holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  10. Clearwater City Council member Kathleen Beckman talks to Porferio Deguznan at his home off Sunset Point Road while going door to door to encourage voter participation in the March 15 municipal election.
  11. Cleveland Street in Clearwater is closed after the Bank of America building was damaged during Sunday morning's severe weather.
  12. Exhibit designer Joseph Wetzel, left, Florida Aquarium president Bill Crown and Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman look over a model of the planned aquarium in 1989. Crown, a driving force behind the aquarium, died Jan. 12 at age 80.
  13. In November, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bills that limit COVID-19 vaccine mandates on state government and private employees as well as school districts.
  14. Clearwater Marine Aquarium vice president of zoological care Kelly Martin, left, and aquarium veterinarian Shelly Marquardt release the ashes of Winter the dolphin into the Gulf of Mexico from the back of a U.S. Coast Guard response boat on Thursday.
  15. Motorists wait in line to get tested for COVID-19 in parking lot 2 at Tropicana Field in June 2020. The city of St. Petersburg, Impact Health and the Tampa Bay Rays say they have opened a new test site at the Trop.
  16. City Manager Jon Jennings said his COVID symptoms are similar to bronchitis.
  17. Boats occupy some of the more than 200 slips at the Clearwater Beach Marina on Oct. 13, 2021. The marina is part of the city's Marine and Aviation Department, which, according to records, has suffered workplace turmoil since 2019.
  18. Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, presents her parental consent abortion bill during a Senate judiciary committee hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Tallahassee.
  19. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  20. People line up Friday to get tested for COVID-19 at the public testing site at Al Lopez Park in Tampa. The state averaged nearly 57,000 COVID-19 infections a day from Dec. 31 to Thursday, according to the weekly report released Friday. The omicron variant is driving the highest weekly infection rate thus far during the 22-month pandemic.
  21. Raising Cane's offers combos of chicken finger, coleslaw, Cane's sauce and Texas Toast. The chain will open its first Tampa Bay location in Clearwater next year, according to a statement.
  22. The Capitol building in Tallahassee, where the legislative session begins Jan. 11.
  23. Sea of Shame by artist Judy Ginader, a piece from Clearwater's The Big Clean Up art exhibit, features a mermaid made from plastic water bottles, floating styrofoam, driftwood, beach toys, newspaper and plastic bags.
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