1. Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old in St. Petersburg.
  2. The former 39,900 square foot grocery store space sits empty at Tangerine Plaza in  St. Petersburg. There is concern from many in the community that city and other official aren’t working hard enough to address the lack of a major grocer in an area that is considered a food desert.
  3. Chief's Creole Cafe on 901 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg on June 9, 2020 in the 22nd Street business corridor known as the Deuces. The former restaurant will transform into a speakeasy and lounge called The Catalyst.
  4. Memorial Day weekend in Tampa Bay is forecast to be warm and sunny, with little chance of rain. Before the start of the tourist season, people enjoyed the warm, dry weather at the beach before the start on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 in St. Pete Beach.
  5. A good hurricane kit is essential for Floridians during hurricane season.
  6. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch withdrew as a speaker at a recent conference of business journalists at the last moment after a moderator declined to agree to scripted questions. The mayor's office describes the dispute differently.
  7. Isabella "Bella" Perez, 15, remains still as she has a pink tiara placed on her head before taking the stage as one of seven teen models from the PACE Center for Girls during the 14th annual Value Me 2023 Luncheon and Fashion Show.
  8. Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish is located at 1350 Pasadena Ave S, St. Petersburg.  Peters opened his restaurant  in 1951.
  9. Notable Tampa Bay area mascots, from left, Pete the Pelican with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, ThunderBug with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Captain Fear with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, attend a news conference May 19 where Ybor City developer Darryl Shaw confirmed plans for a USL Super League (USLS) Division I professional women's soccer team to be based in Tampa.
  10. Gary Gauthier is seen in a 2014 booking photo after his arrest on racketeering and other charges. A Pinellas judge issued a warrant for Gauthier's arrest this week after he failed to appear in court the day before his trial was set to begin.
  11. The new Foxtail Coffee in Carrollwood opening May 27, 2023. The company founded in Winter Park aims to open 30 locations across Tampa Bay in the next five years.
  12. Heavy thunderstorms rolled in with heavy rain and hail, breaking up dry conditions, Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in St. Petersburg.
  13. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a political roundtable, Friday, May 19, 2023, in Bedford, N.H. The Florida governor is one of Donald Trump's main contenders for the Republican nomination.
  14. Troy Lassiter, left, and Kevin Lassiter have been arrested in the fatal shooting of Derrick D. Mims.
  15. Yard signs promoting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2024, financed by the super PAC promoting DeSantis for president, line the street leading up to a Republican congressional fundraiser on May 13. 2023, in Sioux Center, Iowa.
  16. St. Petersburg Fire Emergency Management Manager Amber Boulding chats with St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch after meeting with officials in Fort Myers Beach to discuss lessons learned during Hurricane Ian on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Ft. Myers Beach.
  17. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis with his wife, Casey DeSantis, speaks during an election night watch party at the Convention Center in Tampa on Nov. 8, 2022. On Tuesday, Casey DeSantis tweeted a video allowing supporters to sign up for text messages from "Ron DeSantis for President."
  18. Republican state Sen. Ed Hooper, who represents northern Pinellas and southern Pasco counties, is the chairperson of a key committee who placed scores of millions in district projects in this year's budget. He also has not endorsed Gov. Ron DeSantis for president.
  19. From above, Trichodesmium blooms can look like oil slicks or streaks of pollution, as seen in this image taken in July 2021 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  20. Cekwon Heath has been arrested in connection with the 2020 death of University of South Florida St. Petersburg student Owen Melin.
  21. Pinellas County school bus drivers won raises up to 20% this week. Employees in other school district positions said they hope the district will show them similar generosity when they negotiate new contracts.
  22. James J. Annarelli, recently appointed as Eckerd College's sixth president, is pictured in his office on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, in St. Petersburg.
  23. Joshua McCarty-Thomas, 46, of St. Petersburg, was arrested after authorities say that he stole two endangered Galapagos tortoises and a variety of rare books.
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