1. Raymond waves a flag after the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Sept. 6. The team will be giving out yard signs and car flags and other swag this weekend to gear up for the post season.
  2. Rides light up the night at the 2012 festival at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. The festival has been going on for more than 40 years but had to cancel this year.
  3. Tampa native Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, married yoga instructor Sky Daily on Friday at at Indian Rocks Baptist Church.
  4. Scare actors roam the grounds of Busch Gardens in Tampa during the 2017 Howl-O-Scream event. There are five haunted houses this year, including a new one called D.H. Baggum’s Circus of Fear with creepy clowns and a menacing midway.
  5. City Council member Kathleen Beckman, left, and Bruce Rector, general counsel for a sports facilities firm, will face off in the March 19 Clearwater mayoral race.
  6. Canadian Maurice Harquail of Ottawa gets a couple of pecks on his cheeks from friends Heidi Watson, left, and Kerry Kinsalla, both of Port Richey, while attending Flanagan's Irish Pub's 2015 St. Patrick's Day Street Festival on Tuesday in downtown Dunedin. The annual party is celebrated with live music, bagpipers, Irish step dancers, traditional Irish food and beer.
  7. People stream into Clearwater's revamped Coachman Park in June.
  8. Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton talks to County Commission chairperson Janet Long in 2022. Burton presented the budget that commissioners approved Tuesday. It features a steady tax rate, one officials said they couldn't afford to reduce this year as the county faces inflation and unfunded state mandates.
  9. Scream-A-Geddon is back for a ninth season. Spread across 60 acres in remote Pasco County, the terror park has haunted houses, a zombie paintball fight and monsters who can kidnap you, with permission.
  10. Kandy, a friendly witch in training, is the star of Busch Gardens' kid-friendly Halloween event Spooktacular. It is included with admission.
  11. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch speaks at Tropicana Field on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. The Rays, St. Petersburg and Pinellas County announced an agreement for a new ballpark to be built in St. Petersburg.
  12. Pinellas County resident Katie Harvey reads a passage from "Water for Elephants" to the school board during a meeting on Aug. 1. The district later restricted the book to juniors and seniors with parental permission.
  13. Outkast, featuring Andre 300, left, and Big Boi, right, perform at the 2014 Big Guava Music Festival in Tampa. Big Boi will have a free show on Oct. 10 as part of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s pregame party.
  14. Fifteen of this year's National Merit Scholar semifinalists were at Strawberry Crest High School in east Hillsborough County.
  15. A rendering shows one tower with 400 apartments on the former City Hall site on Osceola Avenue. The original plan from Gotham Organization and The DeNunzio Group called for two towers with 600 units.
  16. Speakers offer their opinions to the Pinellas County School Board during its final public hearing on the 2023-24 budget on Tuesday.
  17. Clearwater Police Chief Eric Gandy speaks during a news conference Sept. 1 about a stabbing at Countryside High. It was one of the first high-profile moments in a tenure that just started in July.
  18. After a day of playing a loop of Mary J. Blige, shown here at the 2022 Super Bowl, Tampa radio station 101.5-FM switched from a Top 40 format to R&B.
  19. Jacques LaPread, 50, of Safety Harbor, has filed two racial profiling lawsuits against the Clearwater Police Department.
  20. In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, swimmer Connor Signorin, 31, heads to the finish line to win top individual honors at at the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse open-water challenge Saturday.
  21. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office deputies say a Palm Harbor woman was arrested on her third DUI charge after she was caught going 115 mph on the Bayside Bridge, which is shown in this 2020 photo.
  22. Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana will officially open at Epcot on Oct. 16. Guests can explore a walking trail that entertains with water in magical ways, like Moana did with the ocean. The new attraction is in the World Nature neighborhood of Epcot.
  23. Then-Sen.Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, talks about budget negotiations, on May 4, 2017, in Tallahassee.
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