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Hillsborough

  1. Igbinosa Oghubor was ruled not guilty by reason of insanity Monday during a Zoom hearing with Judge Christine Marlewski. Oghubor experienced a manic state during the crash where he hit and killed Dr. Charles Canaan Williams.
  2. Ronnie Oneal III becomes emotional while representing himself during closing arguments during his murder trial at the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa on Monday.
  3. Tess and Paul Silverman pose for a portrait in their Sun City Center home on June 18, 2021, days before celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary.
  4. Briana Brooks, 21, is a pre-law student who is organizing anti-tobacco efforts in St. Petersburg as a national ambassador with the Truth Initiative, the nation’s largest nonprofit anti-tobacco organization. She's focusing on predominantly Black neighborhoods, where she has family. The tobacco industry targets the Black community to sell menthol-flavored cigarettes, which are easier to start smoking and harder to stop.
  5. Cephas Gilbert poses for a portrait on his farm in Tampa.
  6. Busch Gardens has made its new end-of-night show “Spark” a nightly event that can be viewed every evening through Aug. 8. The show will then switch back to weekends only through Labor Day. “Spark” is Busch Gardens’ largest fireworks display ever, with lasers, pyrotechnics and water elements.
  7. Man dies after car crashes and overturns into the river
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  9. Layla Zephyrin, age 4, smiles after seeing her face painted by Isha Joseph during the Juneteenth Jam at the Northstar Academies on Saturday in St. Petersburg. Juneteenth was celebrated across Tampa Bay.
  10. Mario Charles Gonzalez, 41, faces a charge of DUI manslaughter, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  11. Dr. Philip van Beynen, University of South Florida  associate chair and graduate director of geography and environmental science programs, poses for a portrait at his St. Petersburg home in on Wednesday June 16, 2021.
  12. Beach goers are seen along Ben T. Davis Beach on May 4, 2020 in Tampa.
  13. Patients, doctors and advocates worry about whether the sickest patients using medical marijuana will be affected when they can no longer recertify through telehealth as Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to let the COVID-19 emergency order expire.
  14. A healthcare worker prepares the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a Tampa clinic for the homeless set up Thursday by the Heart for the Homeless nonprofit.
  15. Joseph Stillitano, 31, was charged with first-degree murder under a Florida law that allows the state to seek murder charges when a person dies from an overdose.
  16. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan, with officers and community members at his side, spoke Friday about rising gun violence in East Tampa.
  17. In celebration of its 94th birthday, 7-Eleven extends Free Slurpee Day to an entire month this year.
  18. Ronnie Oneal III during his murder trial at the George Edgecomb Courthouse Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Tampa.
  19. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is seen with lights Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The Florida Department of Transportation installed about 1,800 colored LED light fixtures on the Sunshine Skyway bridge.
  20. Hillsborough County is preserving 84 acres near the Little Manatee River through its Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition Preservation Program.
  21. Chuck Sykes is the CEO of Sykes Enterprises, one of Tampa Bay's largest public companies. On June 18, 2020, the company announced a deal to be sold for $2.2 billion to a Miami company called Sitel Group.
  22. Pallbearers place the casket of Janosh Purackal, 37, next to his son’s casket at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens on Thursday. Purackal and his son Daniel Purackal, 3, drowned last week in Apollo Beach.
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