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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. 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.
  4. The state reported 289,204 COVID-19 cases from Jan. 14-20 in the weekly report released Friday.
  5. Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, chairs the subcommittee that drew the redistricting map.
  6. A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 275 South is causing traffic backups on the Dick Misner Bridge Friday evening.
  7. 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.
  8. Aerial photo of downtown St. Petersburg with downtown Tampa in the background pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  9. Robert Warren, pictured in 2017, was arrested on a second-degree murder charge Thursday, deputies said.
  10. 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.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at South Florida State College in Bowling Green. He announced state workforce funding to support trucking license and nursing programs.
  12. Care Plus Pharmacy in Palm Harbor is already seeing high sales of these allergy medications as pollen levels spike earlier than usual.
  13. 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.
  14. A closed circuit video image, included in federal criminal complaint, shows Michael Stepakoff inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot. Stepakoff is a former lawyer and a rabbi for a messianic synagogue in Palm Harbor.
  15. Chip and Slinkie are two of many dogs hoping to find loving homes for Valentine's Day.
  16. Darren McFarland, a former bar manager at Hops and Props,  is serving a three-month sentence at the Pinellas County jail and faces 10 years of probation after his release, according to court records.
  17. David Debono was arrested Tuesday on charges of sexual battery and child abuse.
  18. Aaron Smith-Levin, left, is seen talking to a Clearwater Police officer during an incident at Fusion Cigar Bar on Sept. 17, 2021. The Clearwater Police Department blurred Smith-Levin's face when providing the body camera footage to the Tampa Bay Times.
  19. Water splashes against the seawall along Pass A Grille Way as squalls from Eta move through Pinellas County on Nov. 11, 2020. Though Eta wasn’t hurricane strength when it passed by, it gave an indication of the kind of damage the region could face.
  20. FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters and members of the media after a bill signing on Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon, Fla.   DeSantis has submitted a proposal to reshape the state’s congressional map and carve up districts held by Black Democrats, as the Republican takes the unusual step of inserting himself into the redistricting process. The proposed congressional map, submitted Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, signaled the governor’s priorities as the state moves to redraw political maps in the coming months.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
  21. Clearwater attorney J. Kevin Hayslett has announced a run for Congress.
  22. Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, left, and Rep. Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg, have sponsored a bill that aims to prevent veteran suicides by training those handling veteran benefits claims to recognize former service members in distress and offer crisis counseling.
  23. Clearwater City Council member Hoyt Hamilton talks about election decorum during Tuesday's work session.
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