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  1. Students at Hernando County's Springstead High head into the school's stadium for a graduation ceremony during pre-pandemic times. This year's ceremony will be on June 19, one of several to be held in the county over the next few days.
  2. Coal and Josie are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  3. A patron found an alligator sprawled across the lobby of a Spring Hill post office.
  4. Members of the Florida House meet toward the end of a 2021 legislative session that produced a $22.8 million budget for education. But some local school officials fear it may not be enough, citing a planned school voucher expansion, rising pension costs and other factors.
  5. "The Lego Movie," with Wyldstyle (voiced by Elizabeth Banks), Emmet Brickowski (voiced by Chris Pratt) and Batman (voiced by Will Arnett), is among the $1 movies offered in the Regal summer movie series.
  6. Joseph Charles Strickland, 28, was arrested after a hit and run in Hernando
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  8. Travel nurses Jennifer Evans, of Bradenton, left, and Alexandra Chang, of Tampa, pose for a portrait in Tampa. After working the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in hospitals in New York, Evans and Chang joined a group of nurses making efforts to travel to Nepal and India to help hospitals overburdened with a coronavirus outbreak there.
  9. Smiling faces and bright colors are seen behind a wall of bubbles and foam being sprayed to the crowd during the Tampa Pride Diversity Parade, on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Ybor City
  10. An undated Google image shows the intersection of State Road 50 and U.S. 301, also known respectively as Cortez Boulevard and Treiman Boulevard, in Ridge Manor. An SUV heading south on U.S. 301 crashed into a semitrailer truck heading east on State Road  50 about 3 a.m. Friday, killing a woman and her adult son who were riding in the SUV, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers say the traffic signal wasn't working after a nearby fire knocked out the power.
  11. Angela and Brody are two of many animals hoping to find loving homes.
  12. File photo of the Howard Frankland Bridge.
  13. Students at Lakewood Elementary in St. Petersburg are protected by masks and plexiglass partitions, which were among the protocols used in many local schools over the last 10 months as officials worked to keep coronavirus case counts down.
  14. An exhibit based on the PBS show "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa runs through Sept. 6.
  15. Hair stylist Leah Rivera, left, receives a BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from Walgreens pharmacist Thuy Luu on Jan. 21, at Heron House Assisted Living in Largo. Rivera takes care of the residents' hair at the ALF.
  16. Aria and Jenny are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  17. Palm trees through a drop-covered window during after a bout of rain, Thursday, May 13, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  18. A kindergarten class at Spring Hill Elementary, shown on the Hernando County School District's Twitter site.
  19. A visiting exhibit on whales at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium includes life-sized replicas of the giant sea mammals.
  20. A 24-year-old Plant City woman was arrested Saturday after the Florida Highway Patrol said she led troopers on a high-speed chase in a stolen car in Hernando County.
  21. In this image from a Pinellas County Schools video, a cafeteria worker wearing a face coverings serves lunch to an elementary school student. The video was released at the start of the school year to show families how schools would operate during the pandemic. Nine months later, COVID-19 cases in area schools are on the wane.
  22. Greta and Penny are two of many animals hoping to find forever homes.
  23. A sign marks a home for sale with Preferred Shore real estate at 348 Broadway on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
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