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  1. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, left, and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg.
  2. Florida administered 92,953 first and second doses of vaccine in the past week. In this photo, a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared last year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
  3. Bo Starr, CEO and co-founder of Tampa fintech startup Grifin, works in front of a mural in an open space at Embarc Collective in Tampa. Grifin was a finalist in the 2020 Startup of the Year summit. This year's Startup of the Year will take place in Tampa on  Jan. 25-27, with Embarc Collective hosting.
  4. People wait in a line for that wraps around the West Tampa Community Resource Center to get tested for COVID-19 on Dec. 28. Tampa Bay officials are opening more free, public testing sites to meet the demand for testing as the omicron variant drives a surge of cases.
  5. The state reported 289,204 COVID-19 cases from Jan. 14-20 in the weekly report released Friday.
  6. Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, chairs the subcommittee that drew the redistricting map.
  7. The Johnson family, Calmaris, 38, left, Damon, 36, right, Jeremiah, 13, back left, and Brianna, 10, back right, of Riverview, are tested for COVID-19 at Hillsborough County’s free, public drive-thru testing site on Hillsborough Community College’s Brandon campus on Jan. 10. Calmaris said her 10-year-old daughter was exposed to COVID-19 in her physical education class, and they both felt COVID-19 related symptoms. A new drive-thru test site will open Monday at Adventure Island.
  8. Francisco Galvan faces a third-degree murder charge after he and two people he drove to a planned marijuana deal at the Park at Valenza Apartments in Temple Terrace on Jan. 7 were shot, one of them fatally, records show.
  9. Kira Gentner, 26, from St. Petersburg, is tested for COVID-19 at the drive-thru testing site in the parking lot at Tropicana Field on Thursday.
  10. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will open Iron Gwazi, the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster, for passholder previews Feb. 11 and will officially open March 11.
  11. Construction is underway, including two new rides in the background, at Adventure Island in Tampa. The park is undergoing its biggest enhancement in 30 years.
  12. Steven Lorenzo appears at a 2017 court hearing. Prosecutors will continue to seek a death sentence for Lorenzo in connection with two Tampa murders.
  13. Angela Birdsong.
  14. Aerial photo of downtown St. Petersburg with downtown Tampa in the background pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  15. Daniel Lighty, 35, was arrested in December after firing a total of 76 shots from two guns at a Brandon car wash.
  16. Detectives do not believe the shooting was random, police said.
  17. Residents wait in line to be vaccinated at the Historic Bethel AME Church in St. Petersburg on Jan. 30, 2021. A group of Black pastors is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to deliver adequate COVID-19 resources to communities disproportionately impacted by the virus.
  18. Images distributed publicly helped track down a man who robbed a SunTrust bank Jan. 14 at 12902 N Dale Mabry Hwy., the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
  19. Care Plus Pharmacy in Palm Harbor is already seeing high sales of these allergy medications as pollen levels spike earlier than usual.
  20. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch both voiced cautious optimism Thursday after Major-League Baseball announced it had denied the Tampa Bay Rays' proposal for a split season with Montreal.
  21. Chip and Slinkie are two of many dogs hoping to find loving homes for Valentine's Day.
  22. Two people are dead in a crash on State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel, Pasco Fire Rescue reports.
  23. In this undated  photo possibly taken during prohibition the late-Ellis Clifton, far left, the head of the Hillsborough County Vice Sqaud the 1950s,  John Hawrsk, a state beverage agent during that time, an unidentified man, and a pigeon pose with several jugs of moonshine.  [Photo courtesy of the Hillsborough county Sheriff's Office]
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