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  1. Scientist Bryan Keller has conducted research on bonnethead sharks, like this one he found in September 2015 along the North Edisto River in South Carolina.
  2. After adopting Monyay Faith Paskalides, left, Leah Paskalides, right, gives her a big hug. The adoption occurred during a brief Zoom hearing in Sarasota circuit court.
  3. Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran speaks during an August 2020 roundtable discussion at Winthrop College Prep Academy. Corcoran's candidacy to become the next president of Florida State University ended on Saturday when he was not selected as one of the three finalists.
  4. The "Partners" statue sits in front of Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The theme park is dropping its outdoor mask requirement.
  5. A shopper is seen leaving the Publix Super Markets store located along U.S. 19 in Tarpon Springs Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Publix shopper Bill Dunn, 65, of Holiday, was banned from store after asking management why they were not enforcing mask use.
  6. Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel in a September 2019 interview at his office in Lake Mary.
  7. Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel was hired this month by the Davie Police Department as a traffic infraction enforcement officer.
  8. Florida’s positivity rate was about 6.5 percent Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  9. A workplace shooting critically injured two people when an argument broke out among co-workers in South Florida on Friday morning, police said.
  10. Joseph Bounds faces a misdemeanor charge of resisting a police officer without violence and failure to obey a police officer.
  11. An 8-year-old girl died when the car she was riding in crashed into the back of a school bus in Citrus County.
  12. The rainy season for Tampa Bay is set to officially begin on May 25 and continue until Oct. 10.
  13. The state revoked the license for Picket Fence Manor, a St. Petersburg assisted-living facility, last week. The sign in front of the building was taken down.
  14. State law says discipline against law enforcement officers must occur within 180 days of an investigation’s completion.
  15. Former King High School assistant principal Olayinka Alege was investigated for allegedly popping students' toe knuckles as a form of punishment for bad grades.
  16. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, shown in this photo from a crime scene in 2020, opposes shielding the names of officers involved in use-of-force incidents from the public.
  17. Jimmy Harrell testifies in 2010 during a joint hearing held by the Coast Guard and the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service in Kenner, La. Harrell has died at age 65.
  18. Florida’s positivity rate was about 6.6 percent Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  19. Joel Greenberg, shown in this 2019 photo, will appear Monday in federal court in Orlando for a change of plea hearing, according to court documents.
  20. A television news crew was attacked while filming a fight that broke out in Miami Beach on Wednesday night, police said.
  21. In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 photo, released by the Mote Marine Laboratory, a Goliath Grouper swims at Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, Fla.  Florida may lift its three-decade ban on catching and killing goliath groupers. Wildlife officials are proposing, Wednesday, May 12, 2021,  a “limited harvest” of the giant coastal fish, saying their numbers have rebounded sufficiently since they were almost driven to extinction by overfishing and environmental damage.
  22. A 28-year-old woman who wanted to promote her Instagram page attempted to blend in with students at a Miami-area high school, police said.
  23. Farrakhan Muhammad was taken into custody in a McDonald's parking lot near Jacksonville, the official said, four days after a shooting Saturday that rattled the Big Apple.
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