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  2. Cova and Mufasa are two of many animals available for adoption.
  3. Damien Knight, also known as Craig Hammerly, 58, faces a charge of manslaughter, according to St. Petersburg police.
  4. This time last year, the Hillsborough County Animal Shelter, shown here, and others were getting emptied as people sought comfort in the pandemic. But in the past month or so, as people begin to return to work and school, shelters are reporting a spike in pets being returned.
  5. Clearwater officials on Wednesday released the five proposals received from bidders wanting to build on three city-owned sites surrounding the downtown waterfront.
  6. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R- Palm Harbor, far left, and  Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Spring Hill, far right, listen as Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers his address during the joint session of the Florida Legislature at the Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  7. Janine Dorsey and Peter Yore of Odessa enjoyed pedaling the bike trails in Tampa Bay on their new tandem bicycle. Friends and family confirmed the couple were killed Tuesday evening while riding on the Pinellas Trail near their home. The Florida Highway Patrol says the driver who caused the crash was under the influence of an unknown substance.
  8. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody speaks during a press conference with Gov. Ron DeSantis at the Polk County Sheriff's Office, on Monday, April 19, 2021.
  9. Paige Tucker, 31, of St. Petersburg, runs the Breakthrough, a membership-based entrepreneurial accelerator for women in Largo. Tucker opened the space with the intention of providing women with the training, marketing and professional development skills they need to grow their small business.
  10. Clearwater Police homicide detectives arreste Arthur Benjamin Jr. on Tuesday. He faces one count of first-degree murder in the death of Keri Washington.
  11. Nine-year-old Savannah chastises the Pinellas County School Board for its mask mandate during a Tuesday's meeting. "I want to know why you are abusing me. I'm just a kid," the girl said.
  12. St. Petersburg police are investigating a traffic crash on 34th Street N that has resulted in a fatality.
  13. The city of Dunedin expects to close on Thursday on its $10 million purchase of 44 acres formerly owned by the late philanthropist Gladys Douglas. The city plans to preserve it as a park. The property, located at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Keene Road in Pinellas County, was almost sold to a housing developer last year.
  14. Bill Maher from HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall in June.
  15. Shelby Nealy appears for a January 2018 arraignment in the murder of his ex-wife Jamie Ivancic.
  16. A bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision with a vehicle Monday morning in Largo, police said.
  17. Collard greens will be available for free to festival visitors at the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg on May 15.
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  19. Democratic candidate for Florida governor Charlie Crist meets with Miami-Dade Democratic Cuban Americans on Saturday at Tropical Park in Miami. Next to the congressman is Kassandra Timothe. She is running for North Miami City Council District 2.
  20. Kashari James, 25, of Tampa, who received her master’s degree in criminology, gets help from her mother, Janie James, before the University of South Florida's first in-person commencement ceremony since the pandemic. The ceremony was held at Tropicana Field on Saturday, “I’m just glad all the graduates get to celebrate each other since we have all been online,” James said.
  21. The Tampa Bay Times is nearing a sale of its former printing plant at 1301 34th St. N in St. Petersburg.
  22. A pedestrian was killed in Pinellas Park early Friday morning.
  23. Two people were injured early Friday when someone involved in an altercation at the Diamond Dolls strip club opened fire, deputies said.
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