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  1. Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson, June 4, 2020. At a council meeting at the Tampa Convention Center.
  2. Hillsborough County Commissioners Gwen Myers, left, and Harry Cohen, and Yes for Transportation’s campaign manager, Kevin O’Hare, campaign Nov. 8 outside the West Tampa Library in Tampa. On Wednesday, in the aftermath of the transportation referendum's defeat, commissioners voted to drop their appeal to an earlier court ruling that had called the ballot language misleading.
  3. Hillsborough County commissioners voted Wednesday to consider an ordinance banning retail sale of rabbits. It will be modeled after a similar ordinance in Pasco County. Shown are two rabbits at the SPCA Tampa Bay in November 2021.
  4. Hillsborough County Commissioner Michael Owen is asking county staff to investigate a potential ordinance that would prohibit sale of electronic cigarettes, also known as vaping, within 500 feet of a school.
  5. Ponte Modern American, from chef Chris Ponte, opened Nov. 30 at Midtown Tampa.
  6. Joe Haskins Bicycle Shop is closing after 62 years on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Tampa.
  7. A newspaper lay on the driveway of Roy Brightwell’s home at 1755 Biarritz Circle on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in Tarpon Springs.
  8. A 64-year-old pedestrian who was walking on U.S. 41 when he was struck by an 18-year-old driver's sedan Tuesday evening has died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  9. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies escort Howell Donaldson III into a Tampa courtroom in 2018.
  10. Tampa's then-police Chief Mary O'Connor, center, stands between Mayor Jane Castor, left, and then-Assistant Chief Ruben "Butch" Delgado" at a ceremony held March 9, at Tampa police headquarters to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Master police Officer Jesse Madsen. Ten months after picking O'Connor for the job over Delgado and another finalist, Castor must begin the search anew after O'Connor resigned Monday.
  11. Steven Lorenzo pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder for the 2003 deaths of Jason Galehouse and Michael Wachholtz.
  12. Professional cosplayers like Ginoza Costuming, a pro cosplayer who has twice represented the U.S. in international cosplay competitions, will be at the Holiday Cosplay convention at the Tampa Convention Center Dec. 10-11.
  13. People stroll through 1 million LED lights during the nightly Holiday Lights in the Gardens event at the Florida Botanical Gardens on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Largo. The event, which only asks for a donation, will run through Jan.1 every night 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  14. The Dinos & Dragons exhibit features more than 100 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and dragons, as well as rides, a dino dig pit and other features encompassing the entire field surrounding the Schwettman Education Center. The exhibit, which runs through February, is a fundraiser for the Museum of Archaeology, Paleontology & Science
  15. Former police Chief Mary O'Connor did not alert Tampa Mayor Jane Castor of the golf cart incident for 18 days, after Creative Loafing had requested the footage.
  16. The suspect is believed to have fled the scene of the shooting on foot, Tampa police say. The man is still at large.
  17. FILE -  Kirstie Alley attends the premiere of HBO's "Girls" on Jan. 5, 2015, in New York.  Alley, a two-time Emmy winner who starred in the 1980s sitcom “Cheers” and the hit film “Look Who’s Talking,” has died. She was 71. Her death was announced Monday by her children on social media and confirmed by her manager. The post said their mother died of cancer that was recently diagnosed.
  18. Superintendent Addison Davis had announced the meetings in a presentation to the school board on Nov. 1.
  19. A photograph included in a federal criminal complaint shows a man agents say is Jeremy Brown of Tampa, dressed in combat attire during a rally that preceded the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
  20. The 26th Florida panther death of 2022 was confirmed in Hillsborough County on Thursday, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The agency estimates between 120 and 230 of the endangered animals remain in the wild.
  21. Acting Tampa police Chief Lee Bercaw, who replaced former Tampa police Chief Mary O'Connor, is interviewed at the Tampa Municipal Office Building on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, in Tampa. Chief Mary O’Connor resigned Monday after an investigation showed she violated department policies during a traffic stop when she flashed her badge and asked an officer to let her and her husband go.
  22. Departing Tampa Police Chief Mary O'Connor will continue receiving a nearly $80,000 pension from the city from her more than two decades on the police force before she was chosen to lead the department.
  23. Acting State Attorney Susan Lopez, top, is pictured on the lobby wall of the Pat Frank Courthouse in Tampa. Suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren is pictured at the bottom right.
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