1. Mha’siyah Blake, 12, prepares to receive a COVID-19 vaccine administered by USF physician’s assistant student Caroline Cubero at a back-to-school health clinic July 31 at Middleton High in Tampa.
  2. The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative is holding an October festival aimed at young adult readers. The virtual festival will give readers an opportunity to interact with critically acclaimed authors of young adult fiction. Five weekly sessions will feature a dozen authors from a variety of genres. The program begins Friday, Oct. 1.
  3. A committee of prominent Republican leaders in Hillsborough County, formed as a supplement to the floundering county GOP organization, has begun fundraising for a voter registration drive.
  4. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  5. The standoff began Friday morning at a home on the 1000 block of N Taylor Road.
  6. Marcia Myers, 90, receives a booster shot in Boca Raton on Sept. 17.
  7. Fire crews battle a blaze in Tampa on Friday.
  8. This screengrab from body camera video shows the moment John Reuben Turbe Jr. raised a gun and pointed it at Officer Bryan Velazquez on July 4, according to Tampa police. Velazquez then opened fire, fatally wounding Turbe. The Hillsborough State Attorney's office announced Friday that Velazquez was justified in opening fire on Turbe.
  9. Marvel actor and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista holds Penny, his newly adopted puppy from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. She was found with a metal chain embedded in her neck that required surgery. Batista offered $5,000 reward for information on the abuser, and celebrity friends and others have added more than $7,000 more.
  10. Bryan Riley is accused fatally shooting four members of a family in Polk County.
  11. United Way Suncoast CEO Jessica Muroff pictured in the conference room at the United Way Suncoast office, 5201 W Kennedy Blvd, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 in Tampa. Last December, the United Way Suncoast received a $20 million grant from MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist and former wife of Jeff Bezos. Nine months later, they're still deciding how to spend it -- as are four other Tampa Bay organizations that got Scott grants.
  12. Hillsborough County is finally getting six new judges in its understaffed county court division, which has been bogged down for years with huge caseloads and not enough judges.
  13. The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts was one of the beneficiaries of additional spending included in Hillsborough County's fiscal year 2022 budget. The center will receive a second appropriation, bringing its total to $2.5 million, for its master plan. In all, commissioners added $9.8 million worth of discretionary spending to the budget Thursday evening, bringing the number of so-called flag items to 69 submissions totaling almost $30 million.
  14. Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, called the director of Florida's medical marijuana program to testify at a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.
  15. Work continues on a portion of the Citrus Park Drive extension Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in the Citrus Park area of Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County faces a nearly billion-dollar shortfall over the next decade to build roads, improve intersections and add sidewalks and trails.
  16. Meridian Apartments on N 50th St. in Tampa is one of about 100 apartment complexes that participated in Tampa Police Department's Crime-Free Multi Housing program.
  17. Joe Exotic was the talk of the early pandemic months after the premiere of " Tiger King."
  18. Anita and the three Mouseketeers are all looking for loving homes.
  19. There's trouble at the Lonesome G. Ranch in southeast Hillsborough County, where owners Debbie and Anthony Gill say three new neighbors have been trespassing and hunting on their property.
  20. Dr. Sharona Ross, a general surgeon, explains the new features of a robotic surgery operating room at the new Taneja Center for Surgery at AdventHealth. The new six-story, $256 million facility on E Fletcher Avenue will offer state-of-the-art facilities primed for robotic surgery.
  21. Anil Eglais, 62, watched his health decline after working more than 25 years at Gopher's Tampa lead factory, where he was exposed to poisonous metals including cadmium.
  22. Eric Clapton will perform at Amalie Arena on Sept.25. The guitarist, though vaccinated himself, has been outspoken in his complaints about COVID-19 regulations, vaccinations and touring mandates.
  23. The Cross Bay Ferry would operate year round beginning in 2024 under the terms of a new contract approved Wednesday by Hillsborough County commissioners. Separately, private companies HMS Ferries and South Swell Development Group will start development work on a planned ferry to link southern Hillsborough to MacDill Air Force Base.