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  1. An initial news release said only that Elizabeth Rodriguez Ortiz, 19, of Ruskin, had driven into the path of oncoming traffic and was fatally injured. Now, state troopers say she was struck by two men racing.
  2. This rendering shows a west-to-east view of Gas Worx, a proposed mixed-use development on 50 acres between Ybor City and downtown Tampa. An initial master plan for the project is being filed with the city by real estate investor Darryl Shaw and lead developers Kettler, a Washington, D.C. real estate firm.
  3. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan announced his retirement during a press conference at police headquarters. Chief Dugan’s retirement will be effective in early September at which time, Assistant Police Chief Ruben Delgado will take over in the interim until a new chief can be found, Mayor Jane Castor announced. Chief Dugan cited several factors for ending his time on the force, including the ongoing pandemic which he said continued to worry him. “It’s just time,” he said. Monday, July 26, 2021 in Tampa.
  4. Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan attends a news conference on Monday to announce his retirement effective Sept. 10. “I have been proud of what we have accomplished here together,” Dugan said.
  5. Kaisen Henry puts on the costume of Tigertastic Car at the Glazer Children’s Museum’s visiting exhibition "Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood." The Tampa museum offers free admission the first Tuesday of every month.
  6. Dolores Johnson, center, taught nursing students in Nepal. While many volunteers left before their assignments ended, Mrs. Johnson stuck it out, fellow volunteer Naomi Odell said, and made a connection with her students.
  7. Jack Tenney speaks during the Rally to save Florida from Red Tide, Sunday July 25, 2021 in Tampa.
  8. Jul. 24• Community News
    Dr. Deby Cassill has spent 30 years researching the lives of fire ants.
  9. Red Tide is suspected in the deaths of eight of nine manatees recently found off the coasts of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, according to data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
  10. The children are helping hold the family together, relatives say, after the slaying of Alisha Windfield, back right, shown here during a family outing with them and husband Ryan Capel, back left.
  11. USF president Steve Currall speaks at a June 23 Board of Governors meeting in St. Petersburg, where a board member questioned whether the school was being aggressive enough about its goals.
  12. Jennifer Loyless, holds her daughter, Avery, 12, as she prepares to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile site in West Palm Beach on May 14.
  13. Ronnie Oneal III reacts to Daisatta Barron's remarks during the sentencing for the murder of her sister and niece at George E. Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa on Friday.
  14. Rob Lorei was fired by radio station WMNF after they said he used an ethnic slur in an email. WEDU, on which he hosts a show, is supporting him.
  15. Mayor Jane Castor, left, and City Council chairman Orlando Gudes, right, sign a new Citizen Review Board ordinance in the mayor's conference room on Thursday.
  16. At his sentencing hearing Friday, Ronnie Oneal III listens to testimony from Daisatta Barron, the sister of his girlfriend Kenyatta Barron. Oneal murdered Kenyatta Barron and the daughter they had together.
  17. Jahnitza Debbs, 22, has her vitals checked by Tiffany Vasey, a nurse practitioner with TeamHealth, before receiving a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 at Tampa General Hospital’s Global Emerging Diseases Institute on July 22.
  18. Traffic streams south Wednesday over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, where the new suicide prevention barrier has been completed.
  19. A motor scooter driver died at the scene when he was struck by a car in Brandon on Thursday night.
  20. Residents wait at Element Tampa hours after a main water line burst in the tower on July 16. The building owner hopes to have residents back into the building on Monday.
  21. A home is for sale on Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
  22. The Tampa Bay Times Community Reader Panel has been formed. It is made up of 50 people from around the bay who will meet quarterly with journalists.
  23. Thousand & One, which is located at 1001 Water Street in Tampa, is pictured, center.
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