1. Alana Sims, 22, of Tampa was the woman found lying dead next to her SUV parked in the Easton Park subdivision in New Tampa neighborhood on Monday, according to her mother, Shahlevi Sims.
  2. Homes in the Palmetto Palms Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers showed significant damage sustained during Hurricane Ian on Sep 29.
  3. Fossil restorers Elia Smaniotto, of Trieste, Italy, left, and Tomas Stark, of Sezana, Slovenia, remove the skull of Big John from a crate on Wednesday at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa. The complete triceratops skeleton will be the center of an exhibit opening Memorial Day weekend.
  4. The Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday banned retail sales of rabbits. Shown are two animals at the SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo in November 2021.
  5. Thomas Mantz, the president and chief executive officer of Feeding Tampa Bay, speaks about the nonprofit’s new expanded headquarters along Causeway Boulevard on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, in Tampa.
  6. The city of Tampa previously improved the bike lane with better visual graphics for bike safety on Platt Street in Tampa. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced two grants totaling $39.7 million would be coming to Tampa and Hillsborough County to improve road safety. [Times 2015]
  7. Former Tampa City Council member Mike Suarez, who is running for the citywide District 2 seat, says he has paid off an IRS lien of more than $61,000 levied in 2021. In 2019, Suarez, pictured above, ran unsuccessfully for mayor.
  8. Officers were called to the 1700 block of East 24th Avenue in Tampa around 10:21 a.m. Tuesday and discovered a man with a gunshot wound, the Tampa Police Department said in a news release Tuesday afternoon. The man later died.
  9. Mike Kinnard, of Palm Harbor, deploys a pair of rigs while pursuing his quarry — blacktip sharks and spotted sea bass — off the shallows of the Dunedin Causeway on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023, where a dense fog advisory remained in place through 10 a.m., blanketing Pinellas, Polk, and portions of Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Manatee counties as a ridge of high pressure continues to dominate weather conditions over Florida, keeping multiple upper-level disturbances from sliding into the area through most of the week, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin.
  10. A poster assembled by St. Petersburg police shows Franklin Delano Floyd and several aliases he is known to have used. Floyd died last week after 20 years on Florida's death row.
  11. Stephanie Calvert, with Sunstar Paramedics, left, pauses to visit with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue firefighter-paramedic Josh Burch and his 7-month-old son, Kane, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, at the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County in Clearwater. That's where officials gathered to announce the expansion of locally-born Sleep Baby Safely campaign to eight counties across the state.
  12. Hillsborough County plans to sue an insurance carrier to try to recoup $2.48 million it fronted CareerSource Tampa Bay to repay the U.S. Department of Labor over misspending identified in a federal audit.
  13. A Tampa police patrol SUV is seen near the scene on Pictorial Park Drive in New Tampa where a woman was found dead on the ground Monday night next to an SUV in which her toddler son was found safe, strapped in a car seat.
  14. Protesters rally against the fatal police assault of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday.
  15. Butterfinger and Marcus are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  16. Audrey Ann Southard, center, holds a mask during a counter-protest against a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New Port Richey on Aug. 8, 2020.
  17. Mayor Jane Castor, in center, announced during a Feb. 8 news conference that she had selected Mary O’Connor, second from left, as her pick for the new police chief. Also pictured is Assistant Chief Lee Bercaw and then-interim police Chief Mary O’Connor Ruben “Butch” Delgado. Bercaw is now the interim chief after O'Connor resigned in December and Delgado has since retired. Castor says she will begin the search for the next chief "in earnest" after the city's runoff election on April 25.
  18. Memorial Park Cemetery in Tampa is seen in 2021. The cemetery opened in 1919.
  19. The downtown Tampa skyline is visible through a swimming pool cabana at the Tampa Edition hotel, which opened in October. Visit Tampa Bay reported that Hillsborough County hotels saw more than $1 billion in taxable revenue during 2022, a record.
  20. Beaded necklaces are scattered about Bayshore Boulevard during the 2023 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Saturday in Tampa.
  21. The Jose Gasparilla pirate ship carries members of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla en route to the Tampa Convention Center during the Gasparilla Invasion Saturday.
  22. Skyla Carter, 24, of Tampa, waves during the 2023 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates.
  23. Billy Adams III testifies Thursday during his trial for the shootings of Trevon Albury and Daniel Thompson in a Lutz recording studio. Adams said he killed the pair after Albury pulled a gun in an attempt to rob the studio engineer.
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