1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Butterfinger and Marcus are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  5. 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.
  6. Robert Brunda, 34, was found guilty Friday of killing Amanda Lange and sentenced to life in prison by Pasco County judge Joshua Riba.
  7. Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Esq., Clerk and Comptroller, attends a Pasco County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at the West Pasco Government Center in New Port Richey.
  8. More than a decade ago, Sun City Center was approved for a golf cart crossing on U.S. 301. Residents of Gulf Harbors have been pushing for a similar crossing on U.S. 19 so they can access downtown New Port Richey but so far, the Florida Department of Transportation has not approved one.
  9. Pasco County code enforcement field supervisor Pat Phillips checks on a homeless man in Holiday in 2014. Some interactions between officers and Pasco's homeless have been less cordial in recent meetings.
  10. Samantha Edson, 44, pleaded guilty Friday in a Pasco County court to a charge of scheme to defraud of $50,000 or more, according to court records.
  11. Florida leads the nation in number of residents who enrolled in the Affordable Care Act coverage for 2023. Seen here is U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa.
  12. Gov. Ron DeSantis has been in ads on the radio and on Fox News urging Idahoans to call for a convention of the states to amend the U.S. Constitution. “The members of Congress will never vote to limit their own power," he says. "That’s why we need states to step up and take action.
  13. Forecasters anticipate some thunderstorms riding a cold front to begin around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Nature Coast.
  14. Four generations show what it's like to toss beads from the Royal Float of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla. From left are Hudson Clarke (Bryan Clarke's 10-year-old son and a royal page), Richard S. Clarke Sr., 95, Richard S. Clarke Jr., 69, and Bryan T. Clarke, 38, a Tampa veterinarian. They will all participate in the Gasparilla parade Jan. 28.
  15. Thousands of ravelers cheer and wave during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates along Bayshore Boulevard in 2022 in Tampa. This year's parade is Jan. 28.
  16. Amjad Namrouti, 28, has been arrested in connection to the death of 42-year-old Jamie Hobdy of Tampa, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.
  17. Juliette and Simbah are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  18. Tampa Bay Water, the regional water supplier, finalized a planned 26-mile pipeline route to carry water from its surface treatment facility in Brandon, shown here, to a Hillsborough County treatment plant in Lithia and then on to southern Hillsborough County.
  19. Robert Kochen, who has been selected as the New Port Richey Police Chief, poses for a photograph near the Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs where he was chief for a decade. [CHRIS URSO | Times (2021)]
  20. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waves during an inauguration ceremony at the Old Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  21. Jan. 20• Transportation
    Traffic builds on Interstate 275 south on April 21, 2022 in Tampa. A proposal to run a bus rapid transit system along the highway to connect St. Petersburg, Tampa and Wesley Chapel never moved beyond the study stage at the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority. The agency's governing board voted Friday to dissolve the agency that formed in 2007.
  22. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco has said he wants more input in Pasco development but county officials want to know why that hasn't happened and why fire rescue personnel are also not commenting on development proposals.
  23. Ron DeSantis announces the removal of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference Thursday at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
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