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  3. Supporters wearing "#StrattonStays" T-shirts cheer when Hernando County Superintendent John Stratton appears on stage during a heavily attended school board meeting on Tuesday in Brooksville. One of many superintendents who have faced challenges recently, Stratton narrowly survived an effort to oust him at the meeting.
  4. 18-year-old Savion Griggs, left, and 17-year-old Zi'yon Walter each face two counts of vehicular homicide in a crash Sunday that killed two other teens. Speed is believed to be a factor in the fatal crash.
  5. Zaria Walker stole more than $25,000 from an addiction center where she worked as a payroll administrator, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reported.
  6. Health advocacy groups say Florida is failing to protect children from losing Medicaid coverage as the state undertakes a review of the program's 5 million recipients following the end of the public health emergency.
  7. Tampa interim police Chief Lee Bercaw speaks at a news conference at Tampa police headquarters Friday after Mayor Jane Castor, right, announced that she had appointed Bercaw to keep the job instead of doing a national search. Also in the background are City Council members Bill Carlson, left, and Gwen Henderson, who attended the news conference in a show of support for Castor's decision.
  8. Fire is seen in the compound behind Amalie Arena on Friday in Tampa.
  9. Curtis Stokes, chairperson of the Tampa Bay History Center board of trustees, looks at items on display before the ribbon-cutting ceremony as he walks through the new permanent Black history exhibit at the center. The new exhibit, Travails and Triumphs, chronicles over 500 years of Black history in the Tampa Bay area.
  10. Tampa interim police Chief Lee Bercaw, in center, looks on Friday as Mayor Jane Castor announces at a news conference at police headquarters that she has selected Bercaw for the chief job and will forgo the national search she had planned. "He has not only continued to hold the Tampa Police Department up to the standards that our community expects, he has grown and moved this department forward," Castor said.
  11. People march around the block as they protest against the state’s new immigration law along Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa on Thursday.
  12. A KC-135 refueling aircraft flies over the Dale Mabry entrance of MacDill Air Force Base while coming in for a landing in Tampa. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Air Force intelligence officer at MacDill who kept hundreds of classified documents in his Tampa home to three years in prison.
  13. The University of South Florida was invited this week to join the Association of American Universities, a feat described as a major milestone by school officials.
  14. From left, Glenn Danzig, Lionel Richie, Post Malone, Beyoncé, Madonna, Kenny Loggins and Eric Church all have upcoming concerts in the Tampa Bay area.
  15. Pro-Ron DeSantis merchandise is sold outside First Baptist North Spartanburg church in Spartanburg, S.C., during an appearance there by Florida's governor on April 19. The appearance was part of DeSantis' first public trip to the early voting state before he kicked off his 2024 Republican presidential bid.
  16. Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer said in a statement that private information belonging to 58,000 voters was exposed to a hacker or hackers in a cybersecurity breach.
  17. Roannil Lee Fentress II, left, and Vanzini Nikoli Hansell are pictured in booking photos. Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister announced Wednesday that that both men were facing multiple charges including human trafficking in connection to unrelated cases in Hillsborough County.
  18. Employees at the Paradise Grille work to tie up umbrellas as a storm rolls in on Pass-a-Grille Beach on Wednesday.
  19. Members of 1199SEIU Florida, which represents more than 10,000 health care workers at 19 HCA hospitals across the state, voted overwhelmingly for the action.
  20. The quarter-mile-long rainbow flag being rolled up at the end of the Pride in Paradise Parade, with hundreds of people carrying the flag down the street in 2022.
  21. A digital illustration in bright Copic marker and pencil shows a cluster of realistically drawn Amanita muscaria mushrooms in different phases of growth, from the button stage to fully mature. These mushrooms have a distinct red cap covered in small, white nubs, which give it a spotted appearance. The gills and stem are a cream white color.
  22. As of an 8 a.m. update Wednesday, the National Weather Service expects an area of thunderstorms to bring heavy rainfall to the Tampa Bay-area this week.
  23. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office vehicles are seen at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Del Rio Apartments in an unincorporated part of Tampa on Monday. Deputies said a man was killed in a suspected drive-by shooting at the complex, located at the corner of Sligh Avenue and North 50th Street.
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