1. African American Heritage Association president Gwendolyn Reese, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum executive director Terri Lipsey Scott and principal dancer Calvin Royal III.
  2. Juan Antonio Colon Lugo, 25, of Tampa was arrested early Thursday on a charge of manslaughter, records show.
  3. The Tampa City Council discussed changes to the city's Citizen Review Board Thursday for several hours.
  4. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on during a news conference in Hialeah on Tuesday. At another stop in Fort Pierce on Thursday, he said he plans to take the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine once his age group is eligible.
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  6. Caribbean flamingos flock together in the Bird Gardens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on June 11, 2020, in Tampa.
  7. From left, Jessica Vaughn, Nadia Combs, Henry "Shake" Washington and Lynn Gray pose during an event before the Nov. 3 election. With all four now on the Hillsborough School Board, Vaughn and Combs have scheduled a special meeting in which the two of them will talk about pressing issues involving the school district. Washington will not attend, nor will Gray, who says there are more conventional ways to communicate.
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis answers questions during a news conference in January. On Thursday, he spoke to reporters in Jacksonville, saying expanded access to coronavirus vaccines is coming.
  9. Platinum selling artist Phillip Phillips will kick off the concert series for the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival.
  10. This photo shows Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, holding a Trump flag and wearing a Trump t-shirt as he stands in the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, according to a federal complaint. Hodgkins has been arrested and charged in connection to the riots. Records show he lives in Tampa.
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  12. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Hernando County, where he again defended prioritizing seniors for vaccines and did not share specifics on who will get shots next.
  13. Graham Ivan Clark, then 17, of Tampa, was arrested in July on 30 charges. Authorities say he was the "mastermind" of a Twitter hack scheme that gave him and two others access to the high-profile accounts of Bill Gates, Barack Obama and other celebrities with millions of followers. Above is a message sent when Apple's Twitter account was hacked.
  14. Savannah, Ga.'s grand Forsyth Fountain was built in 1858 and thought to be patterned after the fountain in Paris's Place de la Concorde.
  15. People who want to be in the room stand at a doorway of a Citizens Review Board meeting at the Tampa Convention Center on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
  16. Jonacee Penick teaches students with varying exceptionalities at McLane Middle School on Brandon.
  17. Bessie Coleman was the first African American Aviator of Record. She received her pilot's license in 1921 and died in an accident in Jacksonville in 1926.
  18. Fallen Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael J. Magli’s wife Stephanie Magli is comforted during his funeral services on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz.
  19. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is silhouetted as he speaks to the media while residents line up at a coronavirus vaccination site in the Lakewood Ranch area earlier this month.
  20. A rendering of what the new Sephora will look like in Hyde Park Village.
  21. A teacher works with students at Apollo Beach Elementary in Hillsborough County while everyone wears masks. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that teachers and law enforcement officers who are 50 and older will get access to vaccines next, but he did not go into detail.
  22. On Friday and Saturday, the Tampa Riverwalk becomes even more of a gathering place for the community during Riverfest. [Times (2016)]
  23. The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival has returned for its sixth year, with COVID-19 protocols in place such as masks, temperature checks and advanced reservations required. The festival opens at noon Fridays through Sundays through April 25.