1. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, left, talks with Hines senior managing director Michael Harrison and Tampa Bay Rays co-President Brian Auld after the mayor gave his 2023 State of the City address on the steps of City Hall on Monday.
  2. Stephanie Calvert, with Sunstar Paramedics, left, pauses to visit with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue firefighter-paramedic Josh Burch and his 7-month-old son, Kane, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, at the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County in Clearwater. That's where officials gathered to announce the expansion of locally-born Sleep Baby Safely campaign to eight counties across the state.
  3. A 39-year-old man riding an electric bicycle died after he collided with an SUV at a St. Petersburg intersection on Monday, police said.
  4. Protesters rally against the fatal police assault of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday.
  5. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch gives his 2023 State of the City address on the steps of City Hall on Monday. During the speech, Welch announced he'd be backing a plan by the Tampa Bay Rays and global development firm Hines to redevelop the city's 86-acre Tropicana Field site.
  6. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch walks from City Hall to give his 2023 State of the City address Monday.
  7. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch gives his 2023 State of the City on the steps of City Hall on Monday.
  8. Former St. Petersburg City Council Chair, Ed Montanari, delivers remarks in support of continuing to work with the Rays to keep major league baseball in the city, during a press conference at Tropicana Field, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  9. Ethan Martin, 13, was hit and killed by a motorcyclist in St. Petersburg Sunday morning, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.
  10. The U.S. Department of Treasury is sending an additional $6.5 million to the Tampa Bay area to help families facing evictions. [SUSAN TAYLOR MARTIN | Times]
  11. St. Petersburg City Council member Ed Montanari will serve as the chairperson of a new economic development-focused committee.
  12. Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times arts and music reporter, is shown here when she recently took part in the "Dream Tapestry" interactive experience at the Dali Museum. She won this year's MUSE Award for literary arts from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
  13. Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg hired Eugenio Aleman as its new chief economist in 2022.
  14. An architect's rendering shows the outdoor recreation features planned for Pinellas County’s newest middle school, a partnership between the school district and the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg. The school board voted on Jan. 24, 2023, to name the new campus Mangrove Bay Middle School, after the neighborhood that surrounds it.
  15. The Falcon's Fury drop tower ride at Bush Gardens opened in 2014. It was closed "out of an abundance of caution" after a fatal accident on a similar ride in Orlando last March, and it hasn't reopened since.
  16. The SunRunner parked at the 1st Avenue N & 5th Street N station during a media preview on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in St. Petersburg. The SunRunner is the Bus-Rapid-Transit service that will take riders from downtown St. Pete to St. Pete Beach with limited stops.
  17. “To think what may be on our horizon makes me that much prouder,” says Terri Lipsey Scott, executive director of the Woodson African American Museum of Florida, shown at the museum in St. Petersburg on Jan. 13. Two proposals for the Tropicana Field site envision a place for a new Woodson Museum.
  18. "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison, shown here with two other frequently challenged books, has been removed from circulation and lessons in all Pinellas County public schools.
  19. “One of the lessons we learned very early on in the process was, trying to tell the community what it needs is a losing proposition,” Rays president Brian Auld said. “But if you really listen and you explain what assets you have as a big-league ballclub, you can really make a difference.”
  20. 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.
  21. Tyron Jackasal, 22, was sentenced to life in prison Monday for an armed robbery. He has been accused in the shooting deaths of two moms in 2021, though one of the cases has been dropped.
  22. A rendering of 50 Plus 1 Sports' plan to redevelop St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field as the Historic Gas Plant District.
  23. 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.
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