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  1. Medical workers at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater work to stabilize a COVID-19 patient on Aug. 25. For 105 days this summer, the public could no longer find out how many people were dying of COVID in each Florida county.
  2. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  3. A woman died and a man was seriously injured when a motorcycle crashed in Brooksville.
  4. Daisy and Luke at two of many young pets available for adoption this week.
  5. The Center for Innovation & Digital Learning at Gulf Beaches Elementary is one of 81 choice programs offered by Pinellas County Schools for the 2022-23 academic year.
  6. Fresh stone crab claws are for sale at Frenchy's Stone Crab Co. in Palm Harbor. Crab season runs Oct. 15-May 1, two weeks shorter than in past years, and the state has upped the claw size minimum to combat overfishing.
  7. Residents ask the Pinellas County School Board on Sept. 28 to delay approval of purchases they said might contain elements of "critical race theory." The board approved the items without comment.
  8. Students arrive at Bay Point Middle in St. Petersburg for the first day of school in August. Cases of COVID-19 in Tampa Bay area public schools are down dramatically from when classes started.
  9. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  10. Adrian and Boomer are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  11. A road ranger was helping out at the scene of a semi-trailer crash on Interstate 75 in Hernando County when he was hit by an inattentive driver, troopers said.
  12. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Keith McCants poses for a portrait on June 2 at Coffee Pot Park in St. Petersburg. He died at the age of 53 on Sept. 2.
  13. In this Aug. 9 photo, the outline of a protester's body with a message is seen on the sidewalk outside the courthouse where the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy is taking place in White Plains, N.Y.
  14. USF Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Moseley receives his flu shot in September 2020 from Claudia Ardon, a licensed practical nurse with the USF Morsani College of Medicine.
  15. Pasco County parent Kimberly Cox urged the School Board to implement a mask mandate during its Sept. 7, 2021, meeting. The board took no action. The district's COVID-19 overall case numbers continue to fall, but are higher than other area districts on a per-student basis.
  16. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  17. Medical personnel wait to conduct COVID-19 testing in Miami on Sept. 1
  18. Conway and Gunther are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  19. Pinellas County Schools recruiter Joseph Noelien speaks to a candidate during a job fair at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Thursday.
  20. Mark VanDenLangenberg, 25, a volunteer from the University of South Florida's College of Nursing, prepares to give a COVID-19 vaccine shot at a Plant City clinic last month. The university now is offering booster shots to eligible members of the USF community.
  21. The first weekend of every month, Largo Central Railroad offers free train rides through Largo Central Park.
  22. Storm clouds roll into Clearwater Beach on Aug. 15 as Tropical Storm Fred brings rain to the Tampa Bay area. Hurricane season, June 1 to Nov. 30, is showtime for resident weather spotters but their work is in demand all year round.
  23. Students walk the University of South Florida campus in St. Petersburg. The university is working to boost its rankings and attract the attention of the American Association of Universities.
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