1. A photo of Martin Fennelly greets guests during a celebration of life for the former Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times columnist Friday in Tampa.
  2. Vakarvery Scott looks on during a hearing in the murder trial of Savannah Mathis at the Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa on Tuesday.
  3. Rowers from Team Tampa Rowing girls varsity paddle along the Hillsborough River on Wednesday in Tampa.
  4. The Beach Theatre on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach is shown in this 2021 photo. The theater has recently sold and the new owners plan to use it to show movies and theater productions.
  5. 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.
  6. Former Pinellas detention Sgt. Katelyn Gomez was arrested Wednesday after inappropriate letters were found in a 16-year-old inmate's cell at the Pinellas juvenile detention center where she worked. Gomez, who admitted to writing the letters, is charged with solicitation of a child to engage in an act that constitutes sexual battery.
  7. Clearwater Lt. Mike Spitaleri places a tennis ball on the grave of his K-9 partner, Major, during the annual K-9 Memorial Service at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens pet cemetery on Tuesday in Palm Harbor.
  8. The Florida Strawberry Festival returns for its 89th year in Plant City running Feb. 29-March 10.
  9. People attend Localtopia, a yearly celebration of all things local, at Williams Park on Saturday in St. Petersburg.
  10. Garrett Cheney, from the United States, performs during the Fire act on opening night of Cirque du Soleil Bazzar in the parking lot of Tropicana Field on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 in St. Petersburg. The show runs from February 22, 2024 - March 24, 2024.
  11. St. Petersburg police are investigating a shooting at the Citrus Grove Apartments late Thursday that killed an 18-year-old man.
  12. A topiary of Mirabel from the Disney animated film “Encanto” will greet guests once again at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival, running Feb. 28-May 27. The annual springtime event is filled with creative topiaries, gardens, food kiosks and free daily concerts.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Pam Rivera, of Oldsmar, waters her garden plot at the Common Ground Community Garden at Folly Farm Nature Preserve on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, in Safety Harbor.
  16. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office vehicle is seen in a Keystone neighborhood on Tuesday after a neighbor found a woman dead in her home.
  17. 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.
  18. Ke'Andrae Davis of St. Petersburg faces a vehicular homicide charge in connection with a crash in which his friend was killed.
  19. Tampa police are investigating a fatal crash that killed two people near the University of South Florida Monday evening.
  20. Times reporter Gabrielle Calise, who is on guitar with the band Bitter Quitters and the Interludes, culminates Ladies Rock Camp performing at Bayboro Brewing in St. Petersburg on Feb. 11.
  21. Crowds walk along 22nd Street South, browsing vendors booths during the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, Saturday, February 17, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  22. George Georgiou is seen during closing arguments Wednesday in his murder trial at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater. A jury late Wednesday found Georgiou guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2011 killings of his grandparents, Steve and Flora Georgiou.
  23. James Lint, 75, left, kisses his wife, Joanne Lint, 75, of Cleveland, OH, while renewing their vows during Pinellas County's 18th annual mass wedding ceremony at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. The couple have been married for 53 years.
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