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  1. Tampa police said Timothy McGovern admitted to shooting Nabil Sarah under the overpass at Hillsborough Avenue and Dale Mabry Highway on Nov. 6. Sarah, who was homeless, died on the sidewalk where he often slept. McGovern was arrested on a first degree murder charge.
  2. Federal prosecutors accused Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari of plotting an attack in support of ISIS. His attorneys have challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, and criticized the steps investigators took.
  3. An aerial view looking south on Interstate 275 towards Interstate 4 and downtown Tampa from just south of the Hillsborough Avenue exit in Tampa on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Tampa.
  4. Attendees of the Pasos al Futuro event listen to a presentation on Nov. 16 in Tampa. The presentation, which was held in Spanish, included information for Hispanic students and their parents on how to prepare for college.
  5. Flu has spiked earlier than usual this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The H3N2 strain of influenza A is dominant.
  6. Seniors, individuals with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to become seriously ill from cases of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.
  7. Dustin McCann, 30, is pictured in a booking photo from DeSoto County. McCann was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges stemming from an incident a night earlier at the SoHo Saloon in South Tampa. Police said McCann used a racist slur toward a security guard and as he drove away fired multiple shots into the air while shouting "white power."
  8. District 2 Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan speaks during the Board of County Commissioners investiture ceremony at the Hillsborough County Center in Tampa on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
  9. Joe Rufin with Creepy Creatures Termite and Pest Control, of Palm Harbor, organizes blocks of rodenticide while preparing a bait station as he worked to exterminate rodents from a condominium complex on Aug. 18 in Clearwater. The rodenticide is made with cholecalciferol, which is not among the anticoagulants that local wildlife advocates are trying to get off the street.
  10. Students from Hillsborough High's Science Buddies service club work with kids at Seminole Elementary to see how many pennies they can support with aluminum foil boats on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.
  11. Jose Marti is seen in this replica photograph and collectors stamp. He is in the middle, with the white shirt and mustache.
  12. The announcement came a week after it was revealed the agency’s fourth-highest paid staffer was simultaneously working for a Louisiana public transit agency.
  13. Jo Dyke tests the lights on the branch of a cherry blossom tree. The LED lights can be programmed to display different colors. The cherry blossom trees will be pink.
  14. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Tampa a variety of colorful elements.
  15. COVID-19 testing site workers register and test patients for the virus at Hillsborough Community College’s Brandon campus on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Ahead of the winter holidays, new subvariants are causing some concern, and bivalent booster uptake is low.
  16. CVS Health began selling its own bundled STD kit in October, priced at $99.99. Unlike most home kits, CVS’ version is available in stores. But health care companies are urging the federal government to greenlight at-home testing kits that could vastly multiply the number of Americans testing for STDs.
  17. The downtown Tampa Winter Village has added a new “street curling” attraction that is free to play any time the holiday district is open in Curtis Hixon Park. They will even have a new curling league that is signing up teams now.
  18. A rendering of the 3D-printed home planned for 7509 S Shamrock Road in Tampa. The home is listed for $599,300.
  19. The 1947 classic "Miracle on 34th Street," with Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood, will be among the holiday movies presented at Tampa Theatre. In addition to holiday movies, there will be an in-theater sock ball fight.
  20. “I’ve been very clear, I’m not done,” Hillsborough County Commissioner Kimberly Overman told the Tampa Bay Times on Friday morning. “But my next cycle is 2024 or 2026.”
  21. A pedestrian walks on a sidewalk of solar panels that power the traffic signal at the intersection of Cass and Jefferson streets in downtown Tampa.
  22. A biologist from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium helps a recently hatched sea turtle find its way from the beach to the water. While sea turtle nests are up this year, the aquarium reported an alarming number of times the hatchlings were confused by artificial lights and headed to hotels and garages instead of the ocean.
  23. A crash in Tampa killed a 55-year-old driver on her birthday Wednesday night, according to the Tampa Police Department.
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