1. The University of South Florida has announced that college of arts performances are now free. The USF Jazztet will perform Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Barness Recital Hall.
  2. Joan and Kevin DiMaggio dressed as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg on Halloween in 2021.
  3. BayFirst Financial, formerly known as First Home Bank, is closing its Clearwater residential mortgage office and laying off 58 workers.
  4. Amanda Tress, founder and CEO of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, offers a high-five to pro trainer Haven Hennessey while recording a workout session on Sept. 6 at the company’s headquarters in Clearwater. Also participating, at left, is Tress' husband Brandon.
  5. Duke Energy trucks are staged the parking lot at Tropicana Field in preparation for Hurricane Ian on Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
  6. Disaster Program Manager Bill Egerton explains features including storage containing PPE and food distribution materials within their emergency response vehicle at the American Red Cross in Norfolk, Va. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. This vehicle will be deployed to Florida on Monday to assist with Hurricane Ian relief efforts.
  7. A fallen sign leans against a bench outside the Sea Palms Motel and Polynesian Putter minigolf course on Thursday in St. Pete Beach. Hurricane Ian knocked down cables, signs, and trees along Pinellas County's barrier islands but largely spared the area the level of damage that Hurricane Irma inflicted in 2017.
  8. Members of PostcardMania’s search engine marketing team meet at the open-concept meeting room at the small business marketing company on Friday, March 12, 2021, in Clearwater. Founded in 1998, PostcardMania has over 290 staff and operates out of a 69,800-square-foot campus where they produce millions of direct-mail postcards each week, and deliver online advertising through Google and Facebook.
  9. This image provided by the Naples Fire Rescue Department shows a firefighter carrying gear in water from the storm surge from Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Naples, Fla. Hurricane Ian has made landfall in southwestern Florida as a massive Category 4 storm.
  10. A newly re-strengthened Hurricane Ian is expected to plow into the Carolinas on Friday.
  11. A man is evacuated by the United States Coast Guard after being found among the wreckage of homes on Fort Myers Beach on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022, which was mostly destroyed after Hurricane Ian made landfall overnight on Wednesday.
  12. Bruce Myers cleans up the Dolphin Reef condominium building in Indian Rocks Beach on Sept. 29, 2022, after Hurricane Ian passed through. The building had no real damage, just fallen palm fronds. “We lucked out,” he said.
  13. A view of The Pier as the Tampa Bay drains in a reverse storm surge with Hurricane Ian expected to make landfall this afternoon on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  14. This GOES-East GeoColor satellite image taken at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2022, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows the eye of Hurricane Ian approaching the southwest coast of Florida. Hurricane Ian's most damaging winds began hitting Florida's southwest coast Wednesday, lashing the state with heavy rain and pushing a devastating storm surge after strengthening to the threshold of the most dangerous Category 5 status. (NOAA via AP)
  15. A pickup truck navigates a flooded section of First Street outside of the United States Courthouse in downtown Fort Myers on Wednesday, where storm surge continued to inundate Lee County long after the eye wall passed into Central Florida.
  16. (From left) Kenny King, a handyman in Safety Harbor, and Jon Walker, the co-owner of Tides Seafood Market & Provisions, board the Safety Harbor market’s entrance on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival.
  17. President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
  18. The 11 p.m. Monday update from the National Hurricane Center for Hurricane Ian tracks it as hitting Florida's Gulf Coast just north of Tampa Bay.
  19. The Florida Aquarium and its administrative offices will be closed effective at 3 p.m. Monday because of Hurricane Ian. Administrators have not decided when it will reopen.
  20. On Nov. 8, voters will decide whether the city should sell its vacant City Hall to build two apartment towers, shaded at right, and the former Harborview site to build a 13-story hotel, shaded at left. The project also would include a two-story building with commercial space. The parcels border the city's $84 million ongoing renovation of Coachman Park, shown in the rendering's foreground.
  21. The Tampa Bay area on Saturday remained in the potential path of Tropical Storm Ian, which powered up into a named storm late Friday night and was expected to strengthen into a major hurricane by the middle of the week.
  22. Check for the latest breaking news and updates.
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