1. A man whose boat was taking on water was rescued near MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa on Thursday, according to the Coast Guard.
  2. Leslie Ann Ciccone, Swah-Rey's owner, is shuttering the business to continue her work with the Federal Aviation Administration.
  3. Pamela Lewis, center, and her family listen during an Oct. 24 rally held by the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement to mark the death of her son 25 years ago. His image appears on their T-shirts. TyRon Lewis was shot and killed by a St. Petersburg police officer in 1996 at the intersection where the rally was held, 18th Avenue S and 16th Street S. His death sparked rioting, and more unrest when the shooting was later ruled justified. The family gathers every year on the anniversary of his death to remember him.
  4. Tampa Bay, along with all of Central Florida, was placed under a tornado watch Thursday morning. It will extend until at least 5 p.m. today.
  5. Tampa Bay Times reporter Paul Guzzo and actor and filmmaker Joe Davison search for signs of paranormal activity at the Cuban Club on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 in Ybor City. After mysterious sightings and reports from staff the Cuban Club is considered by some to be one of Tampa Bay's most haunted buildings.
  6. Gov. Ron DeSantis has not confirmed whether he will get a booster shot, and Florida's new surgeon general Dr. Joseph Ladapo has not released his vaccination status.
  7. St. Petersburg's Raymond James Financial posted annual earnings of $9.76 billion on Wednesday.
  8. Mapo ho fun, a dish made with rice noodles, spicy broad bean paste and Sichuan peppercorns, is served at Lingr, a new Nordic and Asian-inspired restaurant in St. Petersburg.
  9. Volunteer Jill Greer, 35, loads groceries into a vehicle as part of Feeding Tampa Bay’s food distribution operation serving hundreds of families on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Tampa.
  10. Chad Allen Jenkins, 50, of St. Petersburg, was shot to death by deputies who had come to his home to arrest him on charges including child abuse, police said.
  11. The seven-day forecast for Tampa Bay calls for rain then falling temperatures.
  12. Aerial views of the pyramid-like structure called a ziggurat which sits on the top of the SunTrust Financial Centre on May 11, 2019, in Tampa.
  13. Tabatha Hunter, 33, was found dead Tuesday after crashing a 2014 Volkswagen Passat through a fence into St. Petersburg's Bayou Grande.
  14. Greg Yarman, 47, who is carrying Elias Yarman, 2, and Michelle Manning 47, of Ohio, walk along a boardwalk at the St. Pete Pier in August. An ice skating rink and holiday shops are planned at the pier from Nov. 30-Jan. 17.
  15. Tampa Jewish Family Services is headquartered in the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center.
  16. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri briefs the media last week after a St. Petersburg police officer shot 17-year-old Christopher Deon Tonsel. Gualtieri said it happened after Officer Leighton Williams saw a gun in Tonsel's waistband and ordered him to drop it, but Tonsel instead pulled out the gun and pointed it at Williams.
  17. Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota has set up a maze that’s free and an ideal way to let children explore. The maze, which is next to the park’s playground, will be up until after Thanksgiving.
  18. Dr. Paul Nanda of Tampa General Hospital suggests putting candy at the end of the driveway, or at least away from the entryway, to avoid crowding around the door.
  19. Times
Demolition of the old St. Petersburg police department headquarters begins Tuesday, making way for a new development, Orange Station at the Edge, with condos, apartments, retail and office space.
  20. Jim Waurishuk, chairman of the Hillsborough County Republican Party. [Times (2016)]
  21. Tom Mullins is a candidate for St. Petersburg City Council District 4.
  22. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Gopher Resources in Tampa more than $319,000 after a series in the Tampa Bay Times revealed workplace dangers.
  23. A rendering from WSP Engineering shows what a potential neighborhood station could look like for a 41-mile bus rapid transit line connecting Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.