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  1. CBD oil in a bottle with dropper May 7, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  2. Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige (inset) met for more than three hours Monday with Clearwater officials, including Jon Jennings, the new city manager. The group met inside this church office building at 118 N Fort Harrison Ave.
  3. The Clearwater City Council will vote whether to budget $1.8 million for an affordable housing development proposed for the site of former Fire Station No. 45, foreground, on Franklin Street downtown, with the Church of Scientology's Flag building to the west.
  4. Police say David Marc Ratcliff was arrested Tuesday in connection to a bank robbery in Clearwater. Ratcliff, the so-called "I-4 bandit," was convicted of robbing six banks in Clearwater, Tampa and Orlando in the late '90s. He was suspected of committing several others along the Interstate 4 corridor.
  5. The former site of HJ Demolition, at 607 Nicholson St. in Clearwater's North Marina Area remained vacant at the time of this photo in early November. The property is one of dozens purchased over the last two years by companies managed or operated by Church of Scientology members.
  6. Clearwater Police have arrested, Amani Jackson, 20, on a first-degree murder charge.
  7. Clearwater's newly appointed City Manager Jon Jennings speaks during his first City Council meeting on Nov. 18.
  8. A sign at a Tampa Winn Dixie announces employees will have Thanksgiving off.
  9. Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field returns Nov. 26, turning the baseball field into a massive holiday winter wonderland.
  10. A crash with serious injuries has prompted the closure of all lanes on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater, according to police.
  11. Pinellas detectives say the girl’s death appears to be drug-related, not criminal, at this time.
  12. Scientology defector Aaron Smith-Levin, left, and community activist Lina Teixeira, right, are running for Clearwater City Council Seat 5.
  13. A boy holds a plush toy of Winter the dolphin, who died Nov. 11 of intestinal issues, while standing for a photo in front of a memorial at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Saturday.
  14. With the North Marina Area in the foreground, downtown Clearwater and the Memorial Causeway can be seen in the distance. Companies managed or operated by Church of Scientology members have purchased dozens of properties over the last two years in North Marina, a district the city wants to see redeveloped.
  15. People carry signs, as several hundred anti-mandate demonstrators rally outside the Capitol during a special legislative session considering bills targeting COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida Republicans continued Tuesday to advance legislation to blunt coronavirus vaccine mandates in businesses as part of Gov. Ron DeSantis' push to combat White House virus rules.
  16. Flowers and drawings remain at a memorial site for Winter the dolphin on Friday, Nov, 12, 2021, on the north side of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater. The 16-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, who was the star of the hit movie Dolphin Tale, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, as animal care experts from around the country worked to treat a gastrointestinal infection at the aquarium. During preparation for a procedure, the CMA Animal Care team observed that Winter’s behavior and vital signs were declining. The medical team tried several life-saving efforts, but she died being held by her caregivers.
  17. Monica Braithwaite, 10, sheds a tear near a memorial to Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Saturday, November 13, 2021. She and her mother, Maritza Braithwaite come to the aquarium several times a week. Last Wednesday they were told Winter’s tank was empty and the dolphin was seeing a doctor, “I had to tell her eventually,” Maritza said.
  18. Flowers and drawings rest at a memorial site for Winter the dolphin on Friday at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The 16-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, the star of "Dolphin Tale," died Thursday.
  19. Anil Eglais, 62, suffered from a variety of health problems while working at Gopher Resource, the only lead factory in the state of Florida. His story was among those chronicled by a reporting team at the Tampa Bay Times. The series Poisoned has had a significant impact so far. Several other Times stories also made a difference in 2021.
  20. The original poster for "Dolphin Tale" previewed the movie's release in 2011. It became a hit and spawned a sequel that you can see on streaming services right now.
  21. Visitors watch as trainers work with Winter in the main dolphin tank at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The tank had been newly painted as part of preparations for the filming of Dolphin Tale 2.
  22. Winter the bottlenose dolphin passed away Thursday night before surgery to treat an intestinal blockage.
  23. Axel Neff, 3, left, and his sister Pippa Neff, 5, hold “Get Well” cards for Winter the dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in the hours before her death Thursday night.
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