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  1. The Florida Strawberry Festival returns for its 89th year in Plant City running Feb. 29-March 10.
  2. Jeffrey Norman Crum, left, in a booking photo after a 1995 arrest on a DUI charge in Hillsborough County. At center is a sketch Pasco sheriff's officials created based on a victim's recollection of her attacker in a 1992 rape case. At right is a photo Pasco sheriff's detectives took of Crum after his arrest in 2015.
  3. Robert Duhrkopf is facing a charge of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person after deputies say he confessed to smothering his wife.
  4. 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.
  5. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right,  hold a news conference in Del Rio, Texas, on July 17, 2021, to talk about an effort to enforce the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
  6. Analaya Lazaro, 2, offers cotton candy to a stuffed unicorn at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 9 in Tampa.
  7. Tampa resident Chip Weiner, a freelance food photographer, holds up a piece of melty Wisconsin cheese curds that come with the Honey Bunny Curd Burger at the Florida State Fair. Weiner considers himself a bit of a food thrill-seeker and defends fair food.
  8. Randy McKinney of Clearwater holds "I Voted" stickers after casting his ballot at the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Pinellas County Courthouse during early voting on Oct. 19, 2020, in Clearwater.
  9. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office posted this photo on Facebook after Sheriff Al Nienhuis said construction workers found a "a World War II era, 1,000-pound bomb" near Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport on Tuesday.
  10. The cruise line Margaritaville at Sea has announced that Tampa will be the port of call for its next, much bigger cruise ship, the Islander, offering trips to Mexico and Key West. The cruise line has expanded its Heroes Sail Free program.
  11. People walk along food booths at the Florida State Fair while the tallest traveling Ferris wheel in the country — Midway Sky Eye — looms overhead in 2020. The fair returns to Tampa from Feb. 8-19.
  12. Read Across Pinellas tutor Susan Cohen of Clearwater works on a reading lesson with first grader Za’mir Maceachron on Jan. 24 at Curlew Creek Elementary School in Palm Harbor.
  13. The Tampa Bay Times Community Spotlight event on education was held Tuesday at the Tampa Theatre.
  14. From left, Ty Ferrell, Brandon Rogers, Mitchell Kolinsky and Nathan Smothers have been cast in Season 2 of "Farmer Wants a Wife" on Fox. Smothers, who lives in Polk County, is the youngest farmer at 23.
  15. Ame Emery of Tampa and Andrew Kirn of Dunedin walk their dog, Austin, while enjoying hot cocoas on Clearwater Beach on Monday afternoon as cold air sank into the Tampa Bay area.
  16. Kali, a 1-year-old French bulldog, was reunited with her owner after deputies say she was stolen by an Amazon driver in Spring Hill last month.
  17. Kebabs make up the bulk of the menu at Bayshore Mediterranean Grill in Tampa, which came it at No. 75 on the Yelp reviewers' list of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. This shows a roundup of ground lamb Beyti kebab, set on lavash bread and napped with tomato sauce and tangy yogurt.
  18. This photo shows Peggy Joyce Shelton in 1971. Shelton was recently identified as a 1972 murder victim in Hernando County.
  19. Christopher Rivers, left, Timothy Rivers and their father, Hewett Rivers, with floats their family has worked on for the past 30 years at Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla headquarters in Tampa on Thursday.
  20. Tim Rivers, 43, shows off a float at Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla's headquarters in Tampa on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. It has a spinning scene within the mouth of the giant skull that reveals a pirate finding treasure on one side and a skeleton on the other side. A waterfall cascades over the skull’s teeth to a pool below.
  21. Paradegoers stick out their hands to catch beads during the Children's Gasparilla parade along Bayshore Boulevard on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, in Tampa.
  22. Abnormally cold weather is expected this weekend in the Tampa Bay area, including on Saturday when the Gasparilla Children's Parade is held in Tampa. In this photo, parade goers reach for beaded necklaces during last year's parade.
  23. Multiple beads are shown off during the 2023 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates in Tampa.
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