1. Beachgoers are seen along Clearwater Beach in 2021. Florida and its beaches are a top destination for spring break. Locally, school districts and three top colleges all share the week of March 11-15 off.
  2. Pilot Patrick Keenan maneuvers his Cessna 182 on final approach to Clearwater Airpark on Thursday.
  3. Pinellas County public schools are considering new rules requiring students to keep their cell phones off and out of sight during the class day.
  4. Ruth Atkinson (center right in this 1924 photo) was the first head of the Tampa Welfare League that later became United Way Suncoast.
  5. The son of Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Erik Swanson was struck by an SUV on Clearwater Beach on Sunday.
  6. A KC-135 refueling aircraft flies over the Dale Mabry entrance of Macdill Air Force Base while coming in for a landing in 2021. Tampa residents should expect increased air traffic until March 8 while pilots participate in training at the base.
  7. 1198 Mandalay Point is a private estate at the north end of Clearwater Beach. It borders Caladesi Island State Park.
  8. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., addresses attendees at the Republican Party of Florida Freedom Summit, Nov. 4, 2023, in Kissimmee.
  9. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., leaves the chamber after the Republican-controlled House voted along party lines to censure Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
  10. The Plato Academy charter schools in Pinellas County, including this campus in Largo, are part of a lawsuit against the school district seeking to get a share of past property tax referendum revenue.
  11. The Florida Strawberry Festival returns for its 89th year in Plant City running Feb. 29-March 10.
  12. A child was struck by a car and seriously injured Sunday morning near Clearwater Beach.
  13. People attend Localtopia, a yearly celebration of all things local, at Williams Park on Saturday in St. Petersburg.
  14. Clearwater businessman Leo Govoni, center, is accused by a St. Petersburg nonprofit that administers trust funds for the medically needy, of taking $100 million in an unauthorized loan.
  15. Flowers are shown on Wednesday near where a young girl died Tuesday after she and her brother were digging a hole in the sand on the beach at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and it collapsed on them, burying them both.
  16. 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.
  17. Beachgoers enjoy alcoholic drinks near Caddy's on the Beach on Treasure Island in 2019. It's legal to drink on Treasure Island, but with a set of rules including no kegs and no glass bottles.
  18. An aerial drone view of the tents for Cirque du Soleil Bazzar in the parking lot of Tropicana Field on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 in St. Petersburg. The show runs from February 22, 2024 - March 24, 2024.
  19. Drivers negotiate Drew Street between Highland Avenue and Betty Lane on 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Crowds walk along 22nd Street South, browsing vendors booths during the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, Saturday, February 17, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  23. Jessica Benedict, 43, faces a charge of grand theft after police say she stole over $216,000 from the Regatta Beach Club in Clearwater.
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