1. Dev Shah, 14, from Largo, competes during the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in Oxon Hill, Md.
  2. Pro-Ron DeSantis merchandise is sold outside First Baptist North Spartanburg church in Spartanburg, S.C., during an appearance there by Florida's governor on April 19. The appearance was part of DeSantis' first public trip to the early voting state before he kicked off his 2024 Republican presidential bid.
  3. A pair of American bald eagle chicks sit in their nest atop a cell tower on Tuesday at US Hwy 19 N near Drew Street in Clearwater. The tower is across the street from BayCare Ballpark.
  4. The quarter-mile-long rainbow flag being rolled up at the end of the Pride in Paradise Parade, with hundreds of people carrying the flag down the street in 2022.
  5. Memorial Day weekend in Tampa Bay is forecast to be warm and sunny, with little chance of rain. Before the start of the tourist season, people enjoyed the warm, dry weather at the beach before the start on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 in St. Pete Beach.
  6. A good hurricane kit is essential for Floridians during hurricane season.
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a political roundtable, Friday, May 19, 2023, in Bedford, N.H. The Florida governor is one of Donald Trump's main contenders for the Republican nomination.
  8. Yard signs promoting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2024, financed by the super PAC promoting DeSantis for president, line the street leading up to a Republican congressional fundraiser on May 13. 2023, in Sioux Center, Iowa.
  9. Xiaja Canty, right, hugs Ashley Cornetet, founder of The Pineapple Projects, before she opens the door of her newly furnished apartment.
  10. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis with his wife, Casey DeSantis, speaks during an election night watch party at the Convention Center in Tampa on Nov. 8, 2022. On Tuesday, Casey DeSantis tweeted a video allowing supporters to sign up for text messages from "Ron DeSantis for President."
  11. Republican state Sen. Ed Hooper, who represents northern Pinellas and southern Pasco counties, is the chairperson of a key committee who placed scores of millions in district projects in this year's budget. He also has not endorsed Gov. Ron DeSantis for president.
  12. Pedestrians and cyclists walk past a vacant building at 635 Cleveland St. in Clearwater that is owned by a company controlled by Church of Scientology parishioners.
  13. Pinellas County school bus drivers won raises up to 20% this week. Employees in other school district positions said they hope the district will show them similar generosity when they negotiate new contracts.
  14. Clearwater Deputy Police Chief Michael Walek has been chosen as the agency's interim leader while the city searches for its next police chief.
  15. A group surrounds one of the display units developed by Honeywell Aerospace in Clearwater that will be used on the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis moon missions.
  16. Florida Rep. Nick DiCeglie watches during an Early Learning and Elementary Education Subcommittee hearing in a legislative session, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  17. Madai Favaro, a museum educator with Tampa's Glazer Children's Museum, introduces Big John, the world’s largest documented fossilized triceratops skeleton, during a visit with kindergarten students from Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Tampa.
  18. Ed Sheeran performs during his Subtract Tour at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Friday, May 19, 2023. On May 20, he will headline a show at Raymond James Stadium, a concert he said has already broken the tour's ticket record.
  19. Bryant Mendoza, 46, is facing charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in connection with a crash that killed a passenger in the Jeep he was driving Thursday night.
  20. Tampa Bay police departments said they are not currently conducting traffic stops to check driver’s licenses despite Florida’s new immigration law, which will not recognize documents issued by other states to those without legal status. Here, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister speaks to reporters on Sept. 14 in Tampa.
  21. Pinellas County property appraiser Mike Twitty performs on stage with band Code Red at the Oldsmar Days festival on March 26. “He’s a straight up rockstar when he’s on stage,” said Twitty’s son and band mate, Sam.
  22. The Midtown Center at St. Petersburg College, where the faculty union has filed a complaint alleging unfair labor practices by the school.
  23. Annette Kowalski and "The Joy of Painting" host Bob Ross met in Clearwater and agreed to become business partners over dinner at a Waffle House.
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