1. Erica McCray, left, an associate dean in the College of Education, meets University of Florida President Ben Sasse moments before Sasse shared his strategic vision for UF during a meeting with faculty on Aug. 25 in Gainesville.
  2. Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Lucy Morgan seen here in the 1980s, multi-tasking.
  3. This animation shows the three phases of development expected for the Rays and Hines' redevelopment of St. Petersburg's 86-acre Tropicana Field site. First, between 2024 and 2029, a new stadium and other buildings will go up east of Tropicana Field. After Tropicana Field is demolished, from 2030 to 2035, new office, residential and retail buildings will go up on the land where it once stood. Finally, from 2036 to 2043, developers will build out the southwest corner of the site with additional office, retail and residential space.
  4. People stream into Clearwater's revamped Coachman Park in June.
  5. Venice resident Maya Kowalski was sheltered in Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital for three months in 2016 after the hospital reported her mom to the state's abuse hotline. Her mom later took her own life. Maya's story is the subject of   the Netflix documentary "Take Care of Maya."
  6. Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton talks to County Commission chairperson Janet Long in 2022. Burton presented the budget that commissioners approved Tuesday. It features a steady tax rate, one officials said they couldn't afford to reduce this year as the county faces inflation and unfunded state mandates.
  7. Kandy, a friendly witch in training, is the star of Busch Gardens' kid-friendly Halloween event Spooktacular. It is included with admission.
  8. A non-tropical area of low pressure is expected to form along Florida’s east coast late this week, according to forecasters. Chances are low that the front could develop into a sub-tropical system.
  9. A portion of Sunset Beach is seen before and after Hurricane Idalia.
  10. This rendering released by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday shows the interior of a proposed new ballpark on the site of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
  11. An artist's rendering of the proposed Rays Stadium and redevelopment of the historic Gas Plant District
  12. A rendering from a plan submitted by the Tampa Bay Rays and Hines shows a view looking north across Booker Creek at a new Rays stadium and proposed music hall.
  13. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch speaks at Tropicana Field on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. The Rays, St. Petersburg and Pinellas County announced an agreement for a new ballpark to be built in St. Petersburg.
  14. Pinellas County resident Katie Harvey reads a passage from "Water for Elephants" to the school board during a meeting on Aug. 1. The district later restricted the book to juniors and seniors with parental permission.
  15. Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg, left, steps from the podium at a Hillsborough County Commission meeting as team president Matt Silverman prepares to speak during a discussion about a potential new baseball stadium.
  16. Outkast, featuring Andre 300, left, and Big Boi, right, perform at the 2014 Big Guava Music Festival in Tampa. Big Boi will have a free show on Oct. 10 as part of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s pregame party.
  17. Rendering of proposed Rays stadium and surrounding redevelopment as envisioned by the team and the Hines real estate group.
  18. John Liccione, 62, of Gulfport has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for the Pinellas congressional seat held by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna in 2024.
  19. The city of St. Petersburg will continue to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in town under a new stadium deal, according to the team.
  20. A car crosses the new Fourth Street North bridge soon after the ramp onto northbound I-275 reopened Monday morning.
  21. The St. Petersburg Police Department arrested a 16-year-old boy who shot and critically injured a 15-year-old boy early Sunday.
  22. Sara Elizabeth Murphy, 36, was arrested for DUI manslaughter and driving while license suspended involving a death in a Saturday crash along an Interstate 275 off ramp, just outside of St. Petersburg.
  23. Gov. Ron DeSantis displays a University of Florida baseball jersey given to him on Sept. 13, 2021, when it was announced that the school achieved a No. 5 spot in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The gift was presented by UF board of trustees chairperson Mori Hosseini, left. In the 2024 rankings announced today, UF fell to No. 6 among public universities.
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